Real Madrid have the edge to sign Austrian defender David Alaba as a free agent next summer, according to a report published on The Athletic today. Alaba’s contract with Bayern Munichexpires next summer and the negotiations to extend his deal have stalled, so the defender seems set to leave.

While other clubs would also be interested in signing Alaba, The Athletic suggest that Madrid are leading the chase, mainly because the defender is also keen on such a move, which would add depth to their defensive line.