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Are Chelsea and Manchester City trying to hijack Bayern Munich’s Kingsley Coman deal?

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Is the Kingsley Coman deal in jeopardy?

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A new wrinkle has emerged in the “will they or won’t they” saga between Bayern Munich and Kingsley Coman, according to a report from Telefoot. The report states that, even if Bayern decide to pull the trigger on the Coman transfer, the player has a refusal option built into the deal.

Telefoot is reporting that both Manchester City and Chelsea have approached Juventus about potential mega transfers for Coman. Manchester City have offered €50 million, and Chelsea have offered €60 million. Any potential deals for the two English clubs hinge on whether or not Bayern sign Coman up full time. Bayern’s loan-plus-transfer deal with Coman would end in only a €21 million payment for Juventus.

Coman could be looking at his current situation at Bayern and see greener pastures elsewhere. Carlo Ancelotti’s time at Munich has seen Coman’s playing time decrease, and now with the extensions of Franck Ribery and Arjen Robben for another season, Coman could be on the outside looking in for another season.

Is Coman looking over at Manchester City and thinking, “Hey, that Pep Guardiola guy is the one that gave me all that playing time last season. Maybe...”? Does the allure of playing with Chelsea and making a ton of money while doing it appeal to him?

At the beginning of the season, Karl-Heinz Rummenigge seemed to confirm that Bayern were going to sign Coman fully. The club will have until the end of April to decide on whether or not they want to try to make Coman’s loan a permanent transfer.