Juventus set to beat Man Utd and City to the free transfer of Bayern Munich superstar David Alaba next summer

JUVENTUS are reportedly winning the race to sign Manchester United and City target David Alaba.

Football Italia claims Andrea Pirlo is eager to sign the versatile Austrian defender when his Bayern Munich contract expires next summer.

Alaba, 28, has been with the Bavarian giants since 2008.

And he has since made an astonishing 389 appearances, helping them win nine Bundesliga titles, six German Cups and two Champions Leagues.

However, Alaba’s current deal runs out in 2021.

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And he is yet to agree fresh terms despite months of negotiations.

Bayern now face losing Alaba for nothing, despite his ability to play at either left-back or centre-back.

The Austria international, who has also played in midfield, is believed to be attracting strong interest from a number of elite clubs.

Man United are known to be fans and feel Alaba would be a great option at centre-back.

Meanwhile, City believe he could replace left-back Benjamin Mendy after already strengthening their middle with Ruben Dias and Nathan Ake.

Paris Saint-Germain are also keen having failed to land a replacement for Thiago Silva following his free transfer to Chelsea.

But Juventus are understood to be in pole position for Alaba.

The likes of Giorgio Chiellini and Leonardo Bonucci are in their twilight years.

And Alaba would be an ideal partner for young Dutchman Matthijs de Ligt.

But despite questions over his long-term future, Alaba insists he remains committed to Bayern’s cause.

He explained: “The hunger is always there. I play football so that I can be on top at the end of the day.

“I feel very comfortable in Munich, it has been my home for 12 years. I have experienced some very nice moments there.”

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