Serie A giants leading the race to sign Liverpool target
Serie A giants Juventus are reportedly deemed favourites to land the signature of Bayern Munich defender David Alaba.
The Austria international has been a key player for Bayern over the past decade, but he is likely to leave the club next summer.
There has been a complete breakdown in contract talks and the European champions have no plans of holding fresh negotiations.
Liverpool have been heavily linked with his services in recent weeks, but Tuttosport claims that the Bianconeri will be front-runners to sign him.
Alaba, who is capable of playing as a centre-back or left-back, has been a regular alongside Jerome Boateng at the heart of the defence this year.
He has been linked with a mid-season exit, but Bayern are expected to decline all offers as they are willing to lose him for free next summer.
Alaba is seen by Juventus as a replacement for veteran star Giorgio Chiellini, who has been struggling with injury setbacks.