David Alaba would become Premier League's best-paid player if Chelsea pull off transfer as top 10 earners revealed

DAVID ALABA will become the best-paid player in the Premier League should he join Chelsea this summer.

The Austrian star, 28, has confirmed he will quit Bayern Munich at the end of the season.

Alaba is out of contract at the Allianz Arena and has turned down a number of extension offers, believing the club to be undervaluing him.

It's claimed the versatile defender is chasing wages of £400,000 a week – with Bayern unwilling to go that high.

Chelsea and Real Madrid appear to be locked in a straight shootout to sign Alaba.

And while £400,000 a week would be an astronomical pay-packet, signing him for absolutely nothing would take the edge off.

Blues boss Thomas Tuchel is keen to add Alaba to his defence to play on the left of his back-three.

But, in order to bring him to England, Chelsea will have to pay him more than ANY other player in the Premier League.

Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea currently leads the league in wages, raking in £375,000 per week.

The Spaniard signed a new deal with vastly improved terms in September 2019.


More-recently, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang put pen to paper on a new deal last summer, pledging his commitment to Arsenal for £350,000 a week.

Gareth Bale currently sits third, with Tottenham paying half of his £650,000 Real Madrid wages for his season-long loan.

However, it seems unlikely Spurs will make the Welshman's loan deal permanent in the summer, with he and Alaba unlikely to cross paths in England.

Manchester City duo Kevin De Bruyne (£320,000) and Raheem Sterling (£300,000) are both also earning £300,000 a week or more.

And Chelsea summer signing Kai Havertz (£310,000) is the only other star to rake in that much or more.

Havertz will no longer be the Blues' top-earner should Alaba sign though.

However, Alaba won't be the highest-paid player in Premier League history.

Alexis Sanchez infamously commanded £505,000 per week for his ill-fated stint at Manchester United following his move from Arsenal.

United were desperate to offload the flop and his wages – eventually managing to sell him permanently to Inter Milan last year.

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