Chelsea are planning to land Bayern Munich defender for £60m in the January transfer window.
Chelsea are fresh from the transfer ban and are ready to spend big in the January transfer window. According to reports, Frank Lampard has been given a £150m budget to be spent in January.
Chelsea are now eyeing for an ambitious move to sign Bayern Munich left-back David Alaba this month. Without any doubt, Alaba is one of the best left-backs at the moment in business.
Blues boss is keen to bring in the £60m rated defender in January. The 27-year-old has eight Bundesliga titles to his name and has just 18 months left on his current contract.
Frank Lampard is confident that he can convince the Austrian to make a switch to the Premier League. And can give him a new challenge as a result.
Left-back problems for the Blues
Lampard’s side is in immediate need of left-back after Azpilicueta being played out of position. It’s his less comfortable side and going with Reece James at right-back.
According to Sky Sports, Alonso might be heading towards Italy to reunite with his former manager Antonio Conte at Inter Milan.
Alonso’s fellow left-back Emerson Palmieri has also not been in the plans of Lampard. He been in and out of the side. Neither Marcos Alonso nor Emerson Palmieri have been able to tie down a regular spot in Lampard’s starting XI.
Chelsea are keen to add Alaba to their ranks after their transfer ban was lifted following an appeal, according to the Mirror.
Lampard want to bolster his squad ahead of the Champions League games and this signing would be a great addition.
The 27-year-old has only 18 months left in his contract and this move could bring him a new challenge.
Speaking in an interview with Sport1 in December he said:
“I can imagine both: to either stay here or take a different path. At the moment, however, we have goals here at Bayern Munich that I want to achieve.”
Alaba came through the ranks at Austria Vienna before joining Bayern and underlining his talents as one of the best left-backs in the world.
The Austrian’s experience will be vital for the Blues in the Champions League rounds. Christian Pulisic, who came from Germany this summer is yet to find his feet at Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea’s assistant Jody Morris gave an update on the club’s transfer plans at a pre-match press conference on Friday.
He said: “There are a couple of areas we’re looking at, without going into them, but it will all depend on what the movements are within the club as well.”