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David Alaba to Man City? Bayern Munich defender linked with Pep Guardiola reunion

  • Alaba linked with Manchester City in a move which would see him work under former Bayern Munich coach Guardiola
  • Bayern believed to be prepared to sell should £70m price tag be met
David Alaba
David Alaba (L) (Photo by GLYN KIRK/AFP via Getty Images)

David Alaba to Manchester City this summer?

Bayern Munich defender David Alaba is believed to be open to a reunion with former manager Pep Guardiola at Manchester City.

The left-back has credited Guardiola with having a positive influence on his game during their three seasons together at Bayern between 2013-16.

With Leroy Sane being linked with a summer switch from Manchester to Munich, Guardiola is thought to be considering Alaba as part of an exchange deal in the next transfer window.

Bayern have insisted that 27-year-old Alaba won't be allowed to leave unless his £70million valuation is met, with Real Madrid and Barcelona also credited with an interest.

The Austria international, however, is thought to have heard about interest from Manchester, and his representatives could be looking to get a deal over the line that would see a reunion with the Catalan tactician.

Alaba has previously said of the City boss: "First of all he meant a lot to me. He took me to another level. Under him I knew I could play a lot of positions.

"Guardiola is one of the best coaches in the world, if not the best from what I have seen. He brought a new style, not only in our team (Bayern).

"We learned a lot about football and the style we played was great. He (Guardiola) is doing a great job winning titles in England in a really good way. You can see the work that he's done over there."
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