Manchester United are reportedly now in pole position to win the transfer race for Bayern Munich star David Alaba.
The Austria international is set to be available on a free this summer as he nears the end of his contract with Bayern, and for some time he’d looked set to join Real Madrid.
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However, there’s been talk of Chelsea hijacking Real’s move for Alaba, while Man Utd are now also being tipped as surprise favourites for his signature, according to Don Balon.
Alaba could be a useful signing for the Red Devils, giving them a potential upgrade in both the centre-back and left-back positions.
The 28-year-old has enjoyed a great career at the Allianz Arena and it would be exciting to see what he could do in the Premier League as well.
United endured a difficult 3-3 draw with Everton last night and it’s clear their defence needs upgrading in the transfer market this summer.
If they could land an experienced big name like Alaba on a free it would be superb business for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side.