Bayern Munich have withdrawn their contract offer to David Alaba after failing to reach an agreement with the Austria international.
Chelsea have been heavily linked with the Bayern Munich defender whose contract expires at the end of the season.
The Blues will be able to discuss terms with Alaba from January following Bayern Munich’s latest decision.
“We presented him with a really, very good very fair, competitive offer – especially during these times,” Bayern president Herbert Hainer told BR24Sport.
“We told David’s agent during the last meeting that we wanted clarity and an answer by the end of October, because we want to plan for such an important position and personnel. But we didn’t hear anything.
“Our sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic then contacted the agent and the answer was that the offer is still unsatisfying and that we should think more.
“We then decided to take the offer off the table completely. That means there is no longer any offer.”