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Daily Schmankerl: Chelsea interested in Alaba, Bayern just played the best Rückrunde ever, celebrates on social media

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Chelsea FC needs reinforcements to its central defense. David Alaba would be ideal, if they could get him.

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David Alaba at Stamford Bridge, February 25, 2020.
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Chelsea monitoring David Alaba (The Athletic)

In a thoughtful article, Simon Johnson of The Athletic argues that Chelsea must focus its attention on signing central defenders if the Blues really want to challenge Liverpool and Manchester City.

The first name on their list is David Alaba. The Athletic writes,

It is understood Chelsea have explored the possibility of acquiring David Alaba from Bayern Munich in recent months but were given short shrift. This does show, though, that the issue hasn’t been forgotten.

If Alaba is unavailable — at least while he’s under contract with Bayern — Jerome Boateng could be amenable:

Alaba’s team-mate Jerome Boateng could do a job in the short term. He turns 32 in September, which doesn’t exactly fit Chelsea’s business model. However, he has played over 300 times for Bayern, earned 76 caps for Germany and will be relatively cheap given there is just a year left on his contract.

That might be a realistic solution, if Boateng is willing to move. But Boateng might be happy to stay in Munich under coach Hansi Flick. There are other candidates of course — Dayot Upamecano at RB Leipzig is one of them.

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Dortmund let Andrej Kramaric score four goals against them at the Westfalenstadion in 70 minutes. BVB still finishes in 2nd place, three points ahead of RB Leipzig, but what a shameful way to end the season.

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Jerome Boateng happens to be my personal pick for Bayern’s most underrated player. I’m not sure whether he’ll be here next season. Either way, thanks, Jerome!

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Have a great day!