The rumors surrounding Kingsley Coman’s future with Bayern Munich have had many peaks and valleys for fans over the past few months.
The latest news, however, is a mixed bag once again. A few things are very clear with Coman at this stage:
- Bayern Munich likes him as a player and appreciates his talent.
- Julian Nagelsmann is planning as if he’ll have Coman.
- Bayern Munich has no intention of paying Coman, “Leroy Sane money.”
- The club is very unhappy with Coman’s salary demands.
- If the right offer came along, Bayern Munich would consider selling the Frenchman.
Earlier today we saw the “leaked report” of what Nagelsmann’s plans were for the squad and while Coman is not part of the starting XI, it is clear that they 25-year-old has key role on the team.
One of the reasons why Nagelsmann can feel confident in planning with Coman is that market for the winger is rapidly drying up. Manchester United is closing in on a deal with Borussia Dortmund’s Jadon Sancho. In addition, Goal and SPOX journalist Kerry Hau is reporting that not only does Nagelsmann want Coman, but Chelsea’s rumored interest in Coman might not be concrete:
Bayern Munich winger Kingsley Coman has been linked with a summer move to Manchester United and Chelsea, but Goal and SPOX have learned that the France international forms part of Julian Nagelsmann’s plans for 2021-22.
With that in mind, Goal and SPOX have learned that incoming coach Nagelsmann intends to have Coman at his disposal next season. Sources have also informed Goal and SPOX that there is little substance to the reports suggesting that Chelsea may be tempted to join the race for Coman. The Blues have plenty of wide attacking options on their books and are unlikely to seek out another even if England international Callum Hudson-Odoi were to be offloaded this summer.
With a contract ending in 2023, there is no rush for Bayern Munich to make a decision until next summer. Hau also reported that Coman could be a target for Manchester City, but they are not exactly hunting down a player with that profile at this point:
Manchester City are another side that boasts the financial muscle to meet Bayern’s asking price, but they are not in the market at present and any move away from Munich for Coman appears set to be put on hold until at least 2022.
Both Hau and Sport Bild have a common piece of insider information as well. If Bayern Munich can get an offer between €70 million and €90 million, it would sell Coman.