Liverpool and City in four-way race for David Alaba but he wants Barca or Madrid

Premier League giants Liverpool and Manchester City are among four clubs reportedly interested in snapping up David Alaba on a free transfer next summer.

Alaba’s contract with Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich runs out in June 2021 and no agreement over a new deal is in the pipeline, putting a host of Europe’s top teams on alert.

And according to AS, City, Liverpool, Paris Saint-Germain and Juventus all regard the experienced Austrian as a primary target.

With Alaba set to become a free agent, chasing clubs can begin pre-contract negotiations with last season’s Champions League winner as early as January.

However, according to Sport Bild, the four European giants could all miss out.

The 28-year-old would reportedly rather join Spanish juggernauts Real Madrid or Barcelona – with both clubs looking for players on the cheap after being financially stung by the coronavirus crisis.

Alaba’s ability to play centre-back, left-back, or in central midfield while having vast experience at the highest level would make him a hugely useful player for any team.

Alaba recently criticised Bayern – where he has been since 2008 – for the way in which they have handled his contract situation.

Alaba – who has helped Bayern win nine Bundesliga titles, six German Cups and two Champions League trophies – admitted that he found out the club had withdrawn a new contract offer ‘on the news’.

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