Reliable reports from West London confirms the reason behind Chelsea’s hesitation in signing Bayern Munich defender, David Alaba after several weeks of talks
The versatile Bavarian back man has been subject to never-ending reports of a January switch to Stamford Bridge after vehemently refusing contract extension talks with the Bundesliga giants on a number of occasions.
A move away from Germany is however yet to materialize despite Chelsea boss Frank Lampard making known his admiration for the 28-year-old defender.Embed from Getty Images
According to latest reports, wage negotiations has been responsible for the protracted move to Stamford Bridge for the Austrian, with the Blues refusing a £250k-a-week demand from Alaba.
The Blues are reportedly willing to pay the Bayern star £150k-a-week for a deal understood to span at least three years.
German sources also have it that perceived underpayment is also part of the numerous reasons the 28-year-old is keen on leaving the Bundesliga giants with Chelsea earlier posing the financial muscle envisaged by the versatile defender.Embed from Getty Images
Chelsea on the other hand are believed to be under an unprecedented wage structure burden occasioned by the arrival of summer signings and are seeming vehement on their offer to the Austrian defender.
With Real Madrid having reportedly offered the center-back a lucrative deal, pressure now mounts for the West Londoners to muster a deal capable of luring his interest back to Stamford Bridge.
The Blues are even in more dying need of an experienced versatile defender as David Alaba given the incessant defensive collapse heavily witnessed of recent.
Blues gaffer Frank Lampard has also been reported of being at loggerheads with the Blues board over the club’s refusal to heed to the defender’s wage demands.
With the winter transfer window now officially open, the blues will be hoping to reach a compromise with the star defender despite Real Madrid seeming in pole position to acquiring his services.
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