Per a report out of Italy, Juventus is starting to align itself for a summer transfer offer to Bayern Munich’s David Alaba. At the heart of The Old Lady’s efforts is the fact that there will be no transfer fee involved in a move for the Austrian.
Calciomercato is reporting that Juventus thinks it will be able to afford the reportedly high wages that Alaba is demanding because they will not have to fork over any money to Bayern Munich. With Matthijs de Ligt already making bank on The Old Lady’s back-line, Juventus will be looking to clear some space in their budget to pave the way for Alaba.
Sami Khedira is widely expected among the players that the Bianconeri will look to sell. As far as other players who will be deemed expendable on Juventus’ roster go, it is tough to guess. Paulo Dybala has been linked with a move away from The Old Lady for years, but it would likely take two or three more players after Khedira to ensure Juventus can adequately afford Alaba without straining its budget too much.
At this stage, Real Madrid, Manchester City, and Liverpool are still considered the primary contenders for Alaba, with Paris Saint-Germain on the very outskirts of the mix because of Alaba’s reported lack of desire to play in France.