Manchester United look likely to miss out on the signing of David Alaba, despite the fact he would be available for free next summer.
That is because Juventus are leading the charge for the Austria international.
Pep Guardiola is a huge fan of Alaba, having coached him during his time at Bayern Munich.
The 28-year-old is one of the most versatile players in the world and is able to play centre-back, left-back, defensive midfield, box-to-box or even as an advanced playmaker.
United had taken an interest with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer a huge fan of the man.
His contract is set to expire at the end of the season amid no further breakthroughs in talks over a new one.
Many had believed that a deal would be agreed by now, leaving some to believe that negotiations have gone awry.
It has alerted some of Europe's biggest clubs, with Football Italia reporting that Juventus are leading the race for the Austrian.
Despite his ongoing situation with Bayern, Alaba has insisted his mind is only on winning trophies.
“The hunger is always there. I play football so that I can be on top at the end of the day," he said.
"I feel very comfortable in Munich, it has been my home for twelve years.
"I have experienced some very nice moments there.”
United had a busy deadline day after a relatively quiet transfer window.
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Donny van de Beek had been the only arrival for months before four signings joined on the final day.
Edinson Cavani made the move to give Solskjaer some experience at the top of the pitch, whereas Alex Telles signed from Porto.
Youngsters Facundo Pellistri and Abad Diallo also agreed to join United with the club having one eye on the future.