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David Alaba to join Real Madrid on five-year contract for free in summer from Bayern Munich in transfer blow to Chelsea

DAVID ALABA is set to sign a five-year contract at Real Madrid ahead of a summer free transfer, according to reports.

The news will come as a blow to Chelsea who have been heavily linked with the Austrian for months.

Real Madrid have agreed a five-year deal with Chelsea target David Alaba


Real Madrid have agreed a five-year deal with Chelsea target David AlabaCredit: EPA

Alaba, 28, revealed he will leave Bayern Munich after 13 years this summer when his contract expires.

Blues boss Thomas Tuchel is determined to bring in another defender this summer and the experienced, versatile Alaba certainly fits the bill.

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The West Londoners have been heavily linked with a move for the Austria international, where he is looking to pocket £400,000-a-week in wages.

But according to Sky, Alaba has rejected the chance to join the Blues and has put pen to paper on a Bernabeu contract until 2026.

He is also said to have turned down an approach from Paris Saint-Germain, where the Ligue 1 giants were willing to meet his demands.

It has been stated that Alaba – who can play as a centre-back, left-back or in midfield – has his heart set on a move to Spain.

Real Madrid and Barcelona were both vying to secure his services, where it was reported in February that a verbal agreement had been reached with Los Blancos.

Spanish media declared that Real offered Alaba a £17million bonus with Zinedine Zidane desperate to bring him to the Bernabeu.

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Commenting on his future, Alaba declared he is leaving Bayern to seek a new challenge having been at the club since 2008.

He said: “I have decided to do something new. It wasn’t an easy decision. I have not yet made the decision where to go.

“I have personally decided to see something new, to look for a new challenge. That certainly took its time.”

And he added: “It’s no secret that my agent is negotiating with other clubs.

“I am looking for a new challenge to develop myself as a person on and off the pitch.

“Where can I continue to play football successfully? That will certainly be important in my decision.”

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