The Austria international's future has been a source of speculation for much of the a year ago, but Bayern insisted throughout that they would not be held to ransom and a departure now looks the likeliest option.More news: Second case of the highly contagious COVID strain confirmed in MA
The 28-year-old was chased by some of Europe's biggest clubs, with Manchester City, Paris Saint-Germain, Liverpool and Chelsea all registering an interest with agent Pini Zahavi.
"Yes, we mentioned five clubs interested in David Alaba, and I can confirm that around five clubs contacted his agent, so as a top free agent David Alaba was hearing from many bids, his priority has always been Real Madrid", Romano said.
From that point on, Bayern resigned to losing their versatile defender and allowed him to negotiate with other clubs.More news: Carolina-Nashville 1st National Hockey League postponement since season started
In the past couple of years he has been successfully remoulded as a centre-back and looks set to be a shrewd free signing for whichever club manages to prise him away from Bayern.More news: Chennai Super Kings Announce Retentions For IPL 2021