Chelsea’s hope of signing Bayern Munich defender, David Alaba has been put in jeopardy after their head coach noted that the defender is not for sale.
The London club are reported to be eyeing the defender but head coach Hans-Dieter Flick has rubbished the rumours claiming he’s not for sale.
According to report, Frank Lampard seems to have been fed up with the form of Emerson and Marcos Alonso who has not been consistent this season but see the Austrian as a perfect replacement.
However, despite Alaba having played at central defence this season and having just 18 months remaining on his current contract with Bayern, Flick says the versatile defender is going nowhere.
Asked about the rumours linking Alaba with a move to Chelsea, the Bayern boss responded bluntly: ‘Alaba is not for sale in the winter.’
Instead, the 27-year-old remains a key player for Bayern and Flick says he will continue to deputise at centre-back due to the club’s injury problems at the back.
‘We are very well occupied with Alphonso Davies on the left,’ Flick continued.
‘Alaba is doing very well at centre-back at the moment. He can lead a team, he showed that.
Chelsea are back in the transfer window after their transfer ban by FIFA was overturned by the court of arbitration.
Bayern Munich and Chelsea have done good business in recent times however that was not the case when the Bundesliga giant tried to sign Chelsea’s Callum Hudson Odoi last summer.