Bayern withdraw contract offer for Alaba

Bayern Munich president Herbert Hainer said the club have withdrawn their offer of a new five-year contract for defender David Alaba after the Austria international’s representative rejected their latest proposal.

The 28-year-old, who has been at Bayern since 2008, sees his current deal run out in 2021. Contract talks have dragged on for months, reportedly due to the player’s annual salary.

We submitted to David and his advisor some time ago what we think was a very good offer,’ Hainer told broadcaster BR late on Sunday.

‘During the last meeting we had said we wanted clarity by the end of October. We did not hear anything until yesterday and we contacted his advisor.

‘The answer was that the offer was still unsatisfactory and we should think about it again. We then decided to take the offer completely off the table. This means there is no longer an offer.’

Speaking about Alaba’s future last week, Bayern boss Hansi Flick said he wanted the 28-year-old to commit his future but admitted ‘ultimately it’s his decision’.

‘I really hope that he signs a new deal with Bayern because I think he knows what the current situation is in Munich,’ said Flick who led the Bavarians to five titles in 2020, including the domestic double and the Champions League, after taking over a year ago.

‘We have a lot of fun, it is a good atmosphere in the team and we play successful football. It is a club that belongs among the best in the world.

‘He will think about it, I am sure, but we will have to respect any decision. I hope he will remain with us but ultimately it is his decision.’

Alaba, who can operate both as a full back or central defender, has won two Champions League titles with the club as well as nine league titles and six German Cups.

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