Chelsea still pursuing versatile Bayern Munich and Austria defender

According to the Telegraph, Chelsea are amongst the elite sides that are keeping tabs on world-class defender David Alaba, who could quit Bayern Munich on a free next summer.

Alaba is yet to agree a fresh deal with the Bavarians, with the 28-year-old star waiting for the club to meet his demands of a salary to better reflect the status and standing as one of the best defenders around.

With the Telegraph claiming that Real Madrid, Inter Milan, Manchester City, Paris Saint-Germain and Barcelona are also keen on the ace, Alaba will surely have the chance to test his value.

Surprisingly, in spite of the interest in Alaba’s services and ongoing contractual situation, it’s hinted that Bayern would rather the ace leave for free than sell him this summer.

With the Bavarians resigned to losing the €30m-rated Thiago Alcantara ahead of next campaign, it seems like the Bundesliga champions do not wish to lose another key player in Alaba.

The Austria international has surely proved that he’s one of the best defenders in world football since breaking into Die Roten’s team a decade ago, so he certainly deserves to be paid as such.

The Telegraph report that Frank Lampard has pinpointed left-back as a problem area to bolster in this summer considering that Marcos Alonso is too much of a liability on the defensive side and that defender Emerson Palmieri has fallen out of favour.

With Frank often calling on a three centre-backs formation with two wing-backs, David actually be deployed as a left centre-back, with Chelsea keen on Ben Chilwell this summer it would make sense.