The Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich have withdrawn from contract talks with defender David Alaba.
Bayern wanted to tie the player to a longer contract, but the Swiss want a new challenge if the club can’t fulfill his pay demands.
Speaking to BR24Sport, Bayern President Herbert Hainer said, “We made a really good offer to David and his advisor a long time ago.
“We negotiated for months and last time told David’s advisor that we wanted to have clarity by the end of October. We haven’t heard anything until yesterday – our sports director Hasan Salihamidžić then actively checked with the consultant again.
“The answer was that the offer is still unsatisfactory and that we should think further. We then decided to take the offer off the table completely – that means there is no more offer.”
The 28-year-old’s current deal with the Bavarians runs out at the end of the current season and has been linked with a move to the English Premier League with Liverpool keen to bring the player as a replacement for Virgil Van Dijk.
With the contract stall, Alaba is free to sign a pre-contract agreement with a team of his choice when the transfer window opens in January.
🚨Update #Alaba: #FCBayern has withdrawn his offer for a contract extension. President Hainer has confirmed that already @BR24sport.
According to my information Alaba wants to leave the club if they don’t improve their offer. There are hardened fronts as never before. @SPORT1
— Florian Plettenberg (@Plettigoal) November 1, 2020