Chelsea keen on signing 28-year-old Austria international

Bavarians CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has spoken out on David Alaba’s future at the Allianz Arena amid recent transfer talks linking him as a target for Blues. The 28-year-old defender has shone during his time at Bayern Munich, but he now faces uncertainty this summer as he heads into the final year of his deal.

It was recently claimed that the London giants have been keeping tabs on David as a possible transfer target, with the Stamford Bridge likely to benefit from adding a footballer of his versatility and experience to their squad.

The London giants need upgrades on several their defensive footballers after a difficult season in which they only narrowly scraped into the top four, whilst losing the FA Cup final to the Gunners and being dumped out of the UCL in humiliating fashion.

Austria international would surely be a superior centre-back option to the likes of Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen, while he could also slot in well at left-back as an improvement on both Marcos Alonso and Emerson Palmieri.

Still, there’s bad news for the London giants now as Rummenigge is quoted by the reliable Christian Falk as saying he’s optimistic of tying the Austrian defender down to a new contract.

Bavarians would surely do well to keep hold of Alaba after his years of great service at Bayern Munich. Blues have been linked with other left-back options, with they could target Porto defender Alex Telles, Ajax’s Nicholas Tagliafico or Marc Cucurella of Getafe. They suggest, however, that Leicester City defender Ben Chilwell is too expensive.