Manchester City have opened talks about signing £40 million rated left-back David Alaba from Bayern Munich next summer, according to an exclusive report in The Sun.
24-year-old Alaba played a huge role in Pep Guardiola’s success during his time at Bayern, and according to SunSport, City officials have held talks with the Austrian’s representatives in recent weeks about a switch to the Etihad.
City realise they have little hope of prising Alaba away from the Allianz Arena in January, and their aim is to secure his signature in time for the start of next season, it is reported.
Guardiola is said to rate Alaba as the best left-back in world football and is keen on a reunion, with City ready to double the £75,000-per-week terms Alaba signed when he renewed his Bayern Munich contract in March.
Alaba is the second left-back to be linked with City today, following Napoli’s Faouzi Ghoulam, with the full-back positions almost certain to be overhauled in 2017.