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Alaba agrees to join Real Madrid amid Premier League interest

David Alaba will sign for Real Madrid on a free transfer this summer after the defender turned down approaches from the Premier League to move to the Bernabeu.

Alaba had been linked with a host of Europe’s leading clubs after it became clear he would leave Bayern Munich at the end of the season, the Bundesliga champions having withdrawn their contract offer to the 28-year-old after refusing to meet his demands.

Liverpool and Paris Saint-Germain are both understood to have made contract offers to the Austria international, whilst the likes of Chelsea, Manchester City and Manchester United have previously been credited with an interested.

Alaba has spent his entire senior career to date with Bayern and formed part of the side that won a historic treble during the 2019/20 campaign, his list of honours including nine league titles and two Champions League trophies with the club.

According to the Guardian, the defender has agreed a four-year contract and will pen a deal worth €230,000-a-week subject to the passing of a medical with the Spanish champions.

The move will see Alaba fulfil a long-held ambition of representing Real Madrid and brings an end to his 13-year association with Bayern, having signed for the Bavarian side from Austria Vienna as a teenager.

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