Chelsea defender Alex was last night moving closer to becoming an £11m Bayern Munich signing.

Talks between the clubs became more urgent after the Germans discovered they have little chance of landing either Manchester City's Jerome Boeteng or Inter star Lucio, says The Sun.

Alex, 29, is under contract until 2013 but has lost his first team place to fellow Brazilian David Luiz.

Atletico Madrid, Parma and Paris St Germain are also interested.

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