Bayern 'calm' Alaba, make pact to talk renewal after Champions League

Bayern 'calm' Alaba, make pact to talk renewal after Champions League

Los goles de Alaba con el Bayern de Múnich | sport

Barcelona are long-time admirers of the Austrian defender

Bayern Munich don't want to lose David Alaba and, according to Bild, have agreed with the player they will resume talks over a new contract after the Champions League. 

Alaba had appeared to drift away from the German club in recent weeks. His salary demands -- around 20 million euros per season -- had created tension. But Bild say things have calmed down following a meeting between the player, Bayern sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic and CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge.

Rummenigge supposedly found the words to convince the Austrian defender to continue his career at Bayern and extend his contract beyond 2021. In this sense, both parties have agreed to pick up negotiations after the conclusion of the Champions League.

BARÇA

Alaba, while in talks with Bayern, offered himself to Barcelona. The Blaugrana looked at the possibility of a deal but it would have proved too costly this summer, although they would have pushed if he was available for free in 2021. 

Barça have wanted to sign Alaba several times in the past. He is seen as someone who would adapt perfectly to the club's style and can play in three positions: left-back, centre-back and midfield. 

The player has given the OK to Barça on several occasions but Bayern have always declared him non-transferrable. Now, the situation is different, because his deal expires in 2021 and the Bavarian club would be obliged to sign him if he refused to renew or risk losing him for free next summer. 

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