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Chelsea, Man City watch on as Bayern Munich won't pressure Alaba

Bayern Munich are prepared to allow David Alaba to make a decision over where he wishes to play next season.

If Alaba is ready to depart, then Manchester City are expected to be at the front of the queue.

Chelsea too hold an interest, with Frank Lampard similarly keen to raise the bar where his defence is concerned, having had problems throughout his debut year as Blues boss at left-back while also chopping and changing his centre-backs throughout too.

Bayern coach Hansi Flick said on Saturday: “You can end your career at a club where you were trained.

“That does not happen all too often today. He could lead the way.

"I hope we can convince him to sign with Bayern. In the end, he's a very important player for us, the heart.

"He's not only an absolutely world-class player, but also important off the pitch."

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