Chelsea keep a close eye on €65m-rated Austria international

David Alaba’s camp will not be holding negotiations with the London club in the winter transfer window despite the centre-back’s situation at Allianz Arena still unresolved, according to reports in Germany. The 28-year-old defender will be out of the deal at the end of the campaign and could be available on a free transfer next summer.

David would be free to negotiate with other teams from the start of January, which could pave the way for a move to the PL with the Blues, Red Devils and Man City all linked. But Alaba’s camp currently have ‘no plans’ to speak with the London giants about a potential switch to Chelsea.

The report also claims that the Blues are not interested in signing Austria international because of how well Thiago Silva and Ben Chilwell have started since their arrival in the summer. It is ‘difficult to imagine’ the Austrian defender extending his contract with the Bavarians, which means he will be lining up for a new team next campaign.

Speaking last month, the Champions League-winning left-back’s father criticized Bayern Munich for their approach to the deal talks with his son. ‘He is so disappointed and upset because so many falsehoods are being aired in public,’ George Alaba said. ‘I don’t know how this will proceed.’

Meanwhile, although the team withdrew their latest contract offer, Bavarians CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge is not ruling out the prospect of a deal being reached. ‘The door is still open a crack,’ Rummenigge said last month. ‘If David wants to stay at Bayern then we have to evaluate how we can find a reasonable solution for both sides.’