By James Strudwick

According to a report from The Sun, David Alaba is in talks to join Pep Guardiola at Manchester City in next summer’s transfer window for £40 million.

The rumour comes after the Spanish manager has told the club to look for new full-backs as City have looked vulnerable on the flanks so far this season.

So far this season the 24-year-old has made six appearances for the Bayern Munich in the Bundesliga and has provided two assists this season.

The Austrian’s versatility would be a great asset to City, as he can play on the left side in either defence or midfield.

Having worked together for three years at Bayern, Guardiola knows exactly how to deploy Alaba successfully and will have a good idea of how he will fit in his side.

The Austrian captain was central to the side that the 45-year-old manager guided to a hat-trick of Bundesliga titles and two German Cups during his time at the club.

With City looking to break their Champions League duck, a player like Alaba who has lots of experience in the competition including a 2013 winners medal, could be the perfect fit.

With their previous history at Bayern together, it looks like a possibility that the 24-year-old may leave Germany next summer to tackle a new challenge in England and the Premier League.

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