Real Madrid refuse to give up their pursuit of Bayern Munich man David Alaba, and are reportedly set to up their offer for him.
Los Blancos made a bid of €50m for the Austrian international earlier this month, but according to AS, they are about to raise that to €65m.
Having been dismissed by their European rivals the first time round, it remains to be seen whether or not the improved offer tests their resolve, with the Spanish outlet suggesting that it in all probability it won’t do so.
Bayern are understood to have priced Alaba at €80m in a bid to scare away possible suitors, which also included the likes of Manchester United and Barcelona.
With incoming boss Carlo Ancelotti insisting that he believes the 24-year-old forms an important part of his plans moving forward, the Bundesliga champions are evidently keen on avoiding losing him.
However, that hasn’t been enough to put Real off as they value Alaba highly and are willing to bide their time and allow the situation to develop deep into the summer transfer market.
The Austrian ace’s versatility appears to be a big reason behind Zinedine Zidane’s liking for him, as he has the ability to play both in midfield and defence which could prove useful to the Spanish outfit as of next season.
Whether or not Bayern budge at the fee involved is unclear, but while €80m is unrealistic, there is bound to be a point where they are willing to talk and cash in despite the fact that they appreciate the talent and importance of Alaba’s presence in the squad.