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The latest on Bayern Munich’s Kingsley Coman and how his future could be tied to Antony

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According to a report from Sky, the contract talks between Bayern Munich and Kingsley Coman have went on a bit of a hiatus.

The now-infamously contentious contract discussions went off-the-rails several times because of disagreements between the parties, but Coman’s contract with advisor Pini Zahavi has expired and now both sides have hit the pause button. That news, however, might not be final as some are expecting Coman and Zahavi to reunite.

“It wasn’t a real separation, because there was an agreement with Pini Zahavi that expired on August 31, as there was no change,” said Sky transfer expert Max Bielefeld, who confirmed that the two sides are not in contact. “Bayern have to approach Coman and that has not happened yet. Let’s see if there is any movement in the next few weeks.”

It has become clear that Bayern Munich is at least exploring what the future might look like with out the Frenchman:

Do Bayern already have a successor in mind if they leave? Sky reported an interest in Ajax wing racer Antony some time ago. According to the Brazilian media, Munich should make an intensive effort to get Antony. According to Sky Info, however, there are other clubs “that are stepping up the gas.”

Coach Julian Nagelsmann is said to have noticed the 21-year-old during his time in Leipzig and to know his skills. However, Bayern would also have to expect a transfer fee between 40 and 50 million euros.

While it is hard to believe that Bayern Munich would shell out that much money for a player in a position where — even without Coman — it has at least three starting caliber options, it is interesting to see that Nagelsmann at least appears to be having his voice heard when it comes to squad planning.

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