Real Madrid are reportedly planning a €65m offer for Bayern Munich and Austrian star David Alaba, according to Spanish site AS.
Real Madrid are going back for a third time for Bayern Munich’s David Alaba. According to AS sources, Los Blancos have taken advantage of the fact that the two clubs meet on Wednesday night in the International Champions Cup to make another offer for the Austrian international, again for €65 million.
Bayern, who refused to play ball with Madrid over their initial bid this summer, are now asking for the full €65m, but with Pepe thrown into the deal. Some weeks ago, Bayern tried to include Varane in the operation, but Real were unwilling then and still don’t want to include any of their players in the transfer.
The German champions have previously slapped an asking fee of €80m on Alaba to try and shake off interest from possible buyers (including Barcelona as well as the two Manchester clubs).
Ancelotti, meanwhile, has already told the player of his importance to his project and has already made a point of playing the 24-year old in his preferred centre-midfield position in Bayern’s preseason friendlies. Alaba had clashed with Pep Guardiola on this issue last season, when the Catalan coach insisted on employing him at centre-back.