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David Alaba’s huge wage demands could rule out Man United approach

Bayern Munich defender David Alaba is quickly approaching the end of his contract with the Bundesliga champions which has prompted a host of clubs to go on red alert, however, according to reports, the Austrian centre-back is demanding upwards of £280,000-per week in wages.

Alaba, 28, joined Bayern Munich’s youth academy in 2008 from Austrian side Young Violets Austria Wien in a transfer which cost the Bavarians less than £140,000, as per Transfermarkt.

After climbing the club’s ranks and forcing his way into the senior first-team, Alaba has gone on to feature in 396 matches in all competitions during a spell which has seen the defender lift a whopping 25 major trophies.

Alaba was part of the Bayern Munich side which lifted last season’s Champions League during a campaign which also saw the 30-times Bundesliga winners achieve a remarkable treble.

However, with Alaba’s contract set to expire next summer, the defender’s long-term future has been the subject of much speculation.

According to a report during the summer from The Athletic, Alaba’s renewal talks with Bayern Munich began to turn sour which, according to Sky Sports, prompted a host of clubs, including United to monitor the defender’s situation.

The latest in the ongoing-saga comes from TuttoSport who claim that Alaba is demanding an eye-watering £288,000-per week in wages (£15m-per year).

Elsewhere, Football Insider are reporting that Alaba will be allowed to leave Bayern Munich in January for a cut-price of just £30m, with United’s arch-rivals Liverpool seemingly interested in pursuing a deal.

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