Bayern Munich's David Alaba insists he is in no rush to pen another long-term contract with the Bundesliga champions, suggesting he could one day leave the Allianz Arena, according to the Daily Mail.
The Bavarians, who tied down Thomas Muller, Jerome Boateng and Javi Martinez to new deals earlier this season, are reportedly eager to keep hold of the talented Austrian.
Alaba's contract runs until the summer of 2018, but after enduring lengthy spells on the treatment table over the last two years revealed he hasn't considered extending his deal.
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He said AZ: "I was injured for a quite a long time, so I was only thinking about my recovery. Contract talks were never on my mind.
"Could I stay at Bayern my entire career? I'm not the type of person who looks that far ahead. I am setting short-term goals instead."
The Austrian also revealed his admiration for the Premier League.
"A move to England? I understand why a lot of players are moving there. It's one of the best leagues in the world. But the same goes for the Bundesliga."
The highly-rated 23-year-old has developed into one of the most complete defenders in Europe over the course of six years in the Bayern first-team.
A left-back by trade, Alaba has a proven record of being able to operate in a number of positions, including centre-back, defensive midfield or even further up the left flank as a winger.
Premier League suitors?
Of the clubs Alaba could potentially join in England's top-flight, Chelsea already have a long-term successor to Cesar Azpilicueta in Baba Rahman, though the Blues might be interested in making a move for the Austria international if he ever expressed a desire leave Bayern.
Likewise, Manchester United have the recovering Luke Shaw to fill the left-back role for years to come. However, the England international is the only natural player in his position at Old Trafford.
Manchester City boast two fine players in Aleksandar Kolarov and Gael Clichy in Alaba’s position, but with both men the wrong side of their 30's, a replacement could be eyed in the near future.
Arsenal defender Nacho Monreal has emerged as one of the standout performers in the Premier League this season, keeping Kieran Gibbs out of the starting lineup for much of the campaign.
The Gunners have no real need to pursue another left-back for the time being, but Arsene Wenger could be reluctant to allow one of his title rivals to snap up the Austrian unchallenged.
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