David Alaba Admits Being an Arsenal Fan as He Discusses Idea of Premier League Move

Bayern Munich star ?David Alaba may have put the Premier League’s powerhouses on high alert after admitting he could be interested in a move to one of England’s ‘big clubs’, while also admitting a childhood support for Arsenal.

Austria international Alaba has made over 300 appearances caps for the Bavarians and has asserted himself as one of the worlds top left backs. 

At only 26 years of age, he has already won six Bundesliga titles and the 2013 Champions League. While happy at Bayern for the moment, Alaba has discussed the option of looking for a new challenge elsewhere in the future.

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Speaking to German newspaper ?Bild, as quoted by ?Goal, the Austrian said: “I can imagine trying something else but I really feel very comfortable at Bayern. 

“Every year there are new challenges and new objectives and the pressure will always be there. I’m happy in Munich but of course I can imagine seeing something else [in the future].”

When asked which leagues interest him, the left back replied: “Spain, England. In Spain it would be the two big clubs, I guess? Real or Barcelona. Also the big clubs [in England].”

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?Arsenal supporters will be particularly pleased to hear that Alaba is a Gunners fan, revealing that he has supported them from a young age.

He added: “Yes, I was [an Arsenal fan as a child]. When you’ve been Arsenal fan as a kid you will be one your whole life in some way.”

Known for his versatility, Alaba would have his pick should he choose to leave ?Bayern at some stage and his latest comments will have the top sides hoping to lure him away sooner rather than later.

As for now, he and his team find themselves in a close race with ?Borussia Dortmund for the ?Bundesliga title. Bayern will be back in action on 30 March when they travel to Freiburg looking to continue their run of six consecutive wins. 

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Bayern Munich Edge Nearer Deal for Atletico Madrid’s Lucas Hernandez as Talks Reach ‘Advanced’ Stage

?Bayern Munich have reportedly moved one step closer in negotiations with Atletico Madrid’s World Cup winning full-back Lucas Hernandez, as they ram up their efforts to bring the player to the Allianz Arena on a five-year-deal in the summer.

Rumours surrounding the defender’s future have been rumbling on for a number of months, but the Bundesliga leaders appear to be making inroads in their efforts to sign Hernandez, despite no final agreement from both parties.


As reported by ?RMC Sport, the 23-year-old is still locked in discussions over the personal terms of a deal with the Bavarian side. The Bundesliga champions are willing to offer Hernandez a five year deal with a salary of €13.5m, however ?Bayern are yet to activate his €80m release clause at Los Rojiblancos, as talks reach an ‘advanced’ stage.

The move appears to be the first step by Die Roten president ?Uli Hoeness, ?who? promised that the club will undergo their ‘biggest investment programme’ ever this summer.

News of the potential deal comes less than a year after the full-back signed a new long-term deal in the Spanish capital, with French publication L’Equipe stating in January that the player would remain with Diego Simeone’s side until at least the end of the season. Now it seems the project on hand in Munich has persuaded the ?Los Colchoneros star to make the switch.

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Born in Marseille, the defender joined the youth set up at ?Atletico in 2007. Hernandez broke into the ?La Liga side’s first team during the 2015/16 season, since going on to make 110 appearances under Simeone – claiming a Europa League and European Super Cup trophy in the process. Furthermore, the Frenchman played in every game for Les Bleus as France won the World Cup in Russia last year.

Predominantly a left-back, Hernandez is equally capable of performing in a central role in the back line, and has been a regular feature at the Wanda Metropolitano this season.

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Renato Sanches Insists He Is ‘Not Happy’ at Bayern Munich & Will Consider Options This Summer

Bayern Munich midfielder Renato Sanches claims that he is considering leaving the club as he’s “not allowed to play” with the Bundesliga champions.

The 21-year-old, who won the coveted Golden Boy award in 2016, has made 48 appearances for Bayern Munich since arriving in a £31.5m deal from Portuguese giants S.L. Benfica.

But having started just four league games this season, Sanches claims that he is considering leaving the Allianz Arena in search of first-team football.

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I’m not happy here,” Sanches said, quoted by Kicker. “I work a lot, but I’m not allowed to play. I want to play more, maybe at a different club, I have to worry about that.”

Sanches has a contract with Bayern Munich until 2021, but a handful of new signings have seen the Portugal international drop down the pecking order in Bavaria.

Leon Goretzka, Corentin Tolisso and James Rodriguez have all been brought in since Sanches agreed to join Bayern Munich in 2016, while the likes of Thiago Alcântara and Javi Martínez were already ahead of Sanches in the fight for first-team football.

Sanches has already spent some time away from Bayern Munich on loan, but having spent one season stagnating on the bench, a brief spell on loan with Swansea City failed to kickstart his career.

Bayern Munich would likely be open to cashing in on Sanches this summer as they’re looking to go on an unprecedented spending spree at the end of the season, although the Bavarians will likely have to look for suitors outside of Germany.

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The club might also be open to sending Sanches out on loan once again, but this time to one of their domestic rivals in the hopes he can start to find his feet in the Bundesliga.

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Man Utd & Bayern Munich ‘Frontrunners’ to Sign Atletico Madrid Star Antoine Griezmann

?Manchester United have been labelled ‘frontrunners’ alongside Bayern Munich in the reported chase for Atletico Madrid superstar Antoine Griezmann, a player whose future has suddenly become the subject of much speculation again after media claims he is looking for a transfer.

Griezmann famously chose to stay with Atletico instead of joining Barcelona last summer, even capturing the moment in a widely criticised documentary called ‘La Decision’. But the gossip has resumed this week after stories have emerged suggesting he now regrets that choice.

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Barcelona were initially ruled out of refreshing their offer – although that position is now somewhat up in the air – but Bayern and ‘particularly’ United have now been put at the very front of the queue by Spanish publication Sport.

The Catalan daily claims Griezmann’s alleged U-turn comes from Atletico’s failure to kick on after he pledged his allegiance to them, with the future now looking less bright still if Diego Godin and Lucas Hernandez leave the club this summer as expected.

United would be one of the few clubs who could the World Cup winner’s wages and could find themselves looking for a new marquee forward should Alexis Sanchez be moved on.

Griezmann would have plenty of reason to choose United, having idolised David Beckham as a youngster and counting Old Trafford hero Paul Pogba among his close personal friends.

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Bayern, meanwhile, are set for a big summer splurge after president Uli Hoeness promised a major overhaul of the squad ahead of next season.

“We are in the process of rejuvenating our team. This is the biggest investment program that FC Bayern has ever had,” the Munich chief said.

However, addressing the growing media excitement that Griezmann will be on the move in the coming months, his sister and representative has dampened speculation.

“It’s tiring to read every day new things about what my brother thinks about this and that person saying they know what he thinks,” Maud Griezmann told L’Equipe.

“The only people who have been managing my brother’s interests for two years are myself, my father, Alain, and our lawyer, Sevan Karian.

“Antoine is with the France team this week. He wants to honour the shirt, as with each selection, and it is the only thing he is thinking about for now. I, for one, travel to the other side of the world, and I can assure you that nothing is happening right now.”

Read more: 6 Elite Clubs Who Must Sign Antoine Griezmann if He Leaves Atletico Madrid This Summer

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Bayern Munich Chief Promises ‘Biggest Ever’ Transfer Window Ahead of Summer Makeover

Bayern Munich president Uli Hoeness has promised that the club will undergo their ‘biggest investment programme’ ever this summer.

The Bundesliga champions have already wrapped up a deal for World Cup winning defender Benjamin Pavard ahead of the summer transfer window, but recent transfer rumours suggest that Bayern Munich are from done in the market.

Hoeness himself confirmed that Bayern Munich were looking to break the mould this summer by spending big on a handful of young players who could help bring the club into a new era.

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We are in the process of rejuvenating our team,” Hoeness said, quoted by Sport Bild. “This is the biggest investment programme that FC Bayern has ever had.”

Pavard’s arrival from Stuttgart this summer for €35m will help provide some versatility to Bayern Munich’s defence next season, as although the 22-year-old won the Wolrd Cup as a right back he has played his best football as a central defender.

The same can also be said for one of the club’s main targets this summer, Lucas Hernandez. It has been widely speculated that Bayern will meet the Frenchman’s €85m release clause, something which will see him leapfrog Corentin Tolisso as the Bavarians’ record signing.

Also on Bayern Munich’s list are LOSC Lille star Nicolas Pépé and Chelsea’s Callum Hudson-Odoi.

But Alphonso Davies’ first ever goal for the club against Mainz last weekend has lessened their need for a new winger, although Kingsley Coma’s persistent injury problems can leave Bayern Munich with a weak point in their attack.

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