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Chelsea owner Abramovich counting on Zahavi friendship to land Alaba

Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich is leaning on his good relationship with super agent Pini Zahavi to clinch a deal for Bayern Munich defender David Alaba.

The Blues are serious about a move for the 28-year-old as they look to bolster their defensive options for next season.

BILD says the club have scheduled contract talks with Alaba's agent Zahavi in January.

Coincidentally, Zahavi is a close friend of Chelsea owner Abramovich and the Israeli helped engineer his take-over in west London in 2003.

He also played an integral role in the influx of players that arrived at Stamford Bridge to kickstart the Abramovich era.

Zahavi has maintained a close relationship with Abramovich ever since and the pair could work together again to bring Alaba to Chelsea next year.

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