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Report: Bayern Munich revises offer to David Alaba

Like sands through an hourglass, these are the days of Bayern Munich’s contract negotiations with David Alaba.

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Per a report from Sport Bild, Bayern Munich has revised its offer to club stalwart David Alaba. Previously, Bayern Munich had offered the 28-year-old Austrian star a four-year contract, but the club has now allegedly added a fifth-year to its proposal.

Could that fifth-year help convince Alaba to make a concession on his salary demands? The financial discussions have definitely caused the most turbulence between the negotiating parties over the past few months. Everything from Uli Hoeness calling a Pini Zahavi a “piranha” over rumors that the agent wants €20 million in fees from this deal to Alaba’s own alleged €20 million demand for a salary have caused this negotiation to take some odd turns.

Sport Bild detailed how discussions have progressed over the past few days, including Bayern Munich’s reluctance to increase its financial offer to Alaba:

Rummenigge and Zahavi have been in constant contact to get the defensive chief’s contract extension. FC Bayern does not want to increase the salary offer so as not to destroy the team structure. It should be around eleven million base salary and up to six million bonuses.

As noted above, Bayern Munich offered Alaba an incentive-laden deal with an €11 million salary with potential for the player to earn up to €6 million in bonuses. Regardless, the latest Sport Bild report also states that Alaba “wants to stay in Munich and is hoping for an agreement.”

Stay tuned.

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