Sunday, January 5, 2020

Alaba not for Sale

Bayern Munich coach Hansi Flick has dismissed reports linking David Alaba to Chelsea, insisting the defender will not be going anywhere this transfer window.

The Blues have been linked with a number of players following the lift on their transfer ban this January, but the Bayern Munich defender will not heading to west London.

Chelsea boss Frank Lampard had reportedly shown a strong interest in the 27-year-old left-back, with a bid of £60 million (€70m/$78m) rumoured.

The Austrian would be a welcomed addition at Stamford Bridge as they look to prioritise the signing of a left-sided defender this window after also being linked with Leicester City’s Ben Chilwell. 

However, Bayern boss Flick has ruled out any possible move in January. 

“Alaba is not for sale in the winter,” said Flick speaking at a press conference from the club's training camp in Doha. 

“Alaba is doing very well at centre-back at the moment. He can lead a team, he showed that. 

“This is the criteria the leader of the defence has to fulfil.”

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