Liverpool remain in the picture for David Alaba despite reports in Spain that Real Madrid have secured his signature.
Marca report today that Alaba’s move to the Bernabeu has been tied up and the Bayern Munich defender will be given a four-year deal at the Spanish club.
That will see him earn around €10m with Real Madrid, a price that Bayern simply weren’t willing to offer him as part of contract negotiations at the club.
However, while the Spanish press are confident that the move is now happening, and Alaba is getting the dream move he’s long wanted, Bild say otherwise.
According to their information, a move is yet to be finalised and his father, George Alaba has insisted that “I cannot confirm the reports from Spain. Nothing is fixed or signed yet. There are many interested parties” when asked about the situation.
They also deny talks of a medical taking place and insist the other interested parties still have a chance of pulling off the deal.
Liverpool are one such team, and while Real Madrid are the favourites, they are named as one of the clubs ‘still interested’ in making a move happen.
Bild say there’s still interest from England, and say ‘Especially Liverpool’.
The Reds, of course, are in desperate need of a new centre back and are believed to be targeting one for the summer as a long-term partner to Virgil van Dijk.
However, whether they could match Real’s wage offer and convince the player to ignore his dream move to move to Anfield remains to be seen.
What probably won’t be happening is Alaba staying at Bayern. They withdrew from contract negotiations in November and there has been radio silence since, leaving Liverpool, Madrid and his other many suitors to pursue him on a free transfer.