David Alaba to Chelsea, just a pipe dream, surely?

Well, the story is really starting to bubble up now, however unlikely the deal may seem.

As we know, the Bayern Munich defender has a contract ending at the club in the summer and there is no sign of a renewal, which has generated rumours linking Alaba to Chelsea, PSG, and Real Madrid.

They first started when Christian Falk from German publication BILD reported that Chelsea were due to talk with the Agent of Alaba in January regarding a potential move to Stamford Bridge.

There have been other bits of speculation but nothing solid.

Now, the first decent English source has reported the news in the shape of ESPN.

They claim that Chelsea are keeping close tabs on the situation and they have asked his Agent if they can be kept informed.

They note that Frank Lampard’s side will have to sell if they are to afford his big wages, and face competition from PSG and Real Madrid.