According to Sport Bild journalist Christian Falk (as captured by Twitter account @iMiaSanMia), Bayern Munich wants a “top, top offer” for winger Kingsley Coman in order to sell the Frenchman as negotiations have hit a stalemate.
FussballTransfers.com went a step further, however, and claims to know the exact figure that Bayern Munich is seeking for Coman: €100 million. As crazy as that sounds, FussballTransfers.com says the asking price is nothing more than a tactic to scare away potential bidders:
With a “top, top offer,” FC Bayern is ready to sell Kingsley Coman this summer, reported “Sport Bild” reporter Christian Falk. FT then obtained its own information and now knows: Bayern are demanding 100 million euros for the French winger.
There is a calculation behind this: people in Munich are aware that no club will pay this price this summer — it is more of a deterrent.
There is ample reason to be skeptical of that number — whether it is being used to drive bidders away or not — but Bayern Munich has not shown any inclination to actually want to sell Coman, despite negotiations going south.
What can be deemed as certain, is that the club and the player are not in alignment on a salary. We have seen €20 million listed as Coman’s rumored salary demands, but FussballTransfers.com stated that the number could be more in line “€16 million or €17 million.”
With his contract not expiring until 2023, Bayern Munich has another year before it really has to make a decision on Coman’s future. That said, the player might want to move on and get the contract he feels like he deserves — if an offer like that actually exists.
Chelsea and Manchester United have both been linked to Coman, but both clubs also have interest in Borussia Dortmund’s Jadon Sancho. Manchester United is even said to have agreed to personal terms with Sancho, but has yet to reach an accord on a transfer fee with Borussia Dortmund.