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.