It seems like David Alaba’s transfer saga has turned us into what many of us had predicted - a bidding war between the group of elite clubs over the world.

This week, a series of events unfolded with MARCA reporting that the Bayern Munich center-back had reached a four-year agreement with Spanish giants Real Madrid, followed by his father denying the rumour. George Alaba reaffirmed that “other clubs”, chiefly Barcelona, Paris Saint-Germain and Liverpool, are still in contention for his 28-year-old son’s signature.

Now, Fabrizio Romano has outlined an interesting detail in his podcast “Here we go”. Like MARCA, the Italian journalist also believes that Madrid have reached a pre-agreement with coach Hansi Flick’s chief-in-defense, but claims that it was Liverpool who made the most economically-attractive offer.