Chelsea manager Frank Lampard is said to be eager to try and lure Bayern Munich left-back David Alaba to the club.
The Blues have already decided that neither Marcos Alonso nor Emerson feature in their long-term plans, so a new left-back is understood to be incredibly high on Chelsea’s agenda for the coming months.
They have been linked with plenty of stars, but The Mirror claim that Lampard’s focus is on Alaba, who has just entered the final 18 months of his contract.
As a result, a £60m bid from the Blues is suggested in the hope of convincing Alaba that it could be time to test himself away from the Bundesliga.
However, Bayern are not keen on such a deal. As noted by Sport Bild, manager Hansi Flick has already dismissed the idea of losing Alaba, confirming during a training camp in Doha that the Austrian is not for sale under any circumstances.
His agents have been scouting around Europe to try and find potential buyers for Alaba, with both Barcelona and Real Madrid being offered the chance to sign the 27-year-old, but that all seems to be a backup plan in case Alaba doesn’t agree to a new deal.