BARCELONA are reportedly plotting an audacious raid on Bayern Munich for David Alaba.
Spanish newspaper Sport claims the Austrian left-back could be on his way to Catalonia this summer in a mega-money deal.
Getty1 Barcelona are lining up an audacious move for Bayern Munich star David Alaba
Alaba is regarded as one of the best defenders in world football.
And he could arrive as competition for Jordi Alba, who recently signed a new long-term contract.
Alaba is also able to play as a central midfielder and even a No 10, with Barcelona ready to pay big for his versatility.
Bayern are possibly open to selling too, with a deal for Atletico Madrid’s Lucas Hernandez reportedly close to completion.
Arsenal fan Alaba has been playing in Bavaria since 2008, having joined as a youngster from Austria Wien.
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The 26-year-old has since won seven Bundesliga titles, three German Cups and the 2013 Champions League.
But Alaba admits he could be tempted by a new challenge, saying: “I am aware that some day I will have to make a decision but I still feel good here.
“But I can also imagine myself taking a different path, taking another step or seeking a new challenge.
“I’m leaving it all open. I have goals this season I want to reach. That is why there’s no room for those thoughts at this moment.”