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Manchester City monitoring contract situation of Bayern Munich defender – Chelsea also linked



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Premier League champions Manchester City are among the clubs monitoring the contractual situation of Bayern Munich’s Alphonso Davies, according to reports.

The 23-year-old is enduring somewhat of an underwhelming campaign so far for Bayern Munich, scoring one goal and providing three assists across 26 appearances for the Bundesliga giants in all competitions.

However, given the player’s exceptionally high abilities and playing standards, and ongoing stand-off over a fresh contract is attracting high-profile interest from some of Europe’s biggest clubs ahead of the summer transfer window.

Manchester City have been listed among those to be interested, as officials within the Etihad Stadium are likely to review their wide full-back positions during the post-season period and look towards the transfer market for possible reinforcements.

According to the information of The Mirror’s Ryan Taylor, Chelsea and Manchester City are among the clubs monitoring Alphonso Davies’ contract situation at Bayern Munich, with his current deal due to expire in 2025 and extension talks yet to reach a positive conclusion.

The Mirror details that the Bavarian club’s latest contract proposal is worth around £8.5million per season, while sources in Germany suggest Davies has been looking for up to £11 million in any re-negotiated agreement.

Unsurprisingly given the player’s exceptionally high quality, Manchester City and Chelsea are likely not alone in their interest, with Real Madrid also tipped to be watching the situation at the Allianz Arena unfold over the coming weeks and months.

City are known to be open to market opportunities, often leaning towards deals that appear to present strong financial sense to the football club whilst also representing good value for the player of interest.

Alphonso Davies’ contractual situation and a possible reduced asking price in the coming months is likely to fall into that category, and given Pep Guardiola’s lack of a somewhat natural left-back, the Canadian could be a serious option for the club to explore.

On the opposite side of a back-four, Manchester City are also understood to be assessing the possibility of welcoming Yan Couto into their first-team set-up, following back-to-back loan spells with Girona and a first senior call-up to the Brazil national team.