Real Madrid are looking to make a third enquiry for David Alaba, according to AS.
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Zidane and his executives are believed to have met up with the Bayern Munich officials already to discuss the availability of Alaba.
Real Madrid have reportedly lodged a €65 million for the Austrian full-back, but Bayern Munich have replied stating that they would like to see Pepe included in the deal. A few weeks ago, the Bavarians tried to include Raphael Varane in the deal, although Real Madrid are not willing to let any of their players leave.
The Germans have already told Real Madrid they expect a bid in excess of €80 million if they are to part ways with David Alaba. This was intended to scare away potential buyers, but it seems that Real are determined to lure Alaba to Madrid.
Bayern Munich boss, and former Real Madrid manager, Carlo Ancelotti, is not willing to let 24-year-old fullback leave.
Alba played for nearly five years in a defensive position, but it is known that his preferred position is in central midfield – an issue that he touched on with Pep Guardiola last season. Ancelotti is now prepared to play the Austrian in the central midfield position.
David’s father recently mentioned that he was proud that his son was linked with Real Madrid.
He said: “Things are good at the moment and we do not have to make any comment. Madrid is a great club and this interest makes us proud. That is all I should say, nothing more.”
Real Madrid have been trying to sign the Austrian since January 2016, but Bayern Munich see the 24-year-old as a crucial man in their future plans.