FC Bayern Munich and David Alaba not ready to budge in negotiations

David Alaba , FC Bayern Munich (Photo by ANP Sport via Getty Images)
David Alaba , FC Bayern Munich (Photo by ANP Sport via Getty Images) /

FC Bayern Munich and David Alaba have hit the wall in negotiations.

The summer transfer window is over, but FC Bayern Munich still has some unfinished business to do in terms of squad planning. The German Champions need to find an agreement with David Alaba regarding a new contract since he has only nine months left on the current deal.

The recent update from Germany is not encouraging for Bayern fans. According to Sport1, both parties are in no mood to blink first in the negotiations. Alaba’s entourage is expecting a new offer, while Die Roten believes that the last offer (€11 million fixed plus €6 million in variables) is appropriate and respectable.

The German outlet also insists that Alaba’s entourage believes that it is just not about money, but also about appreciation from the club. Die Roten will have to come up with an offer soon as Alaba will be open to discussing terms with other clubs in January.

The negotiations between the two parties were complicated due to a war of words between Uli Hoeness and Alaba’s representatives. The former Bayern president insisted that Alaba has not been advised properly, and his agent is looking for more money. Pini Zahavi and Alaba’s father responded quickly by saying that their demands are fair.

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Hansi Flick has always insisted that he wants Alaba to stay at the club. The Austrian defender has been first-choice central defender under Flick. Alaba’s moved to central defense played an important role in Die Roten’s treble win last season.

Alaba will be attracting a lot of interest if the situation is not resolved by January. The Austrian defender has been previously linked with Real Madrid and Barcelona. Both Spanish giants have not made major signings this summer, so they may be open to signing a world-class player like Alaba.

The English clubs may also come into the picture. Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has worked with Alaba previously, while Chelsea were loosely linked with Alaba during the summer. The Italian giants could also come into the picture, so Alaba will have many options if he decides to run down his contract.

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Alaba is going to be 29 next season, so, understandably, he is looking for the last big contract. Die Roten also reportedly doesn’t want to break wage structure, so there is a strong possibility that this could be the last season for Alaba in Bavaria. At the moment, barring any significant change of heart from both sides, there is unlikely to be a breakthrough in negotiations between two clubs.