Bayern Munich’s Kingsley Coman has left the French national team — but for a good reason! The 25-year-old became a father once again:
The French team traveled to Budapest on Wednesday evening to play against Hungary on Saturday (3 p.m.). But one is no longer there: Bayern’s Kingsley Coman (25). The offensive man left on Thursday.
But the reason is a good one: Coman becomes a father and wants to be there when his child is born. France coach Didier Deschamps (52) gave him permission. After consultation with Uefa, Coman then had the green light. The French federation announced: “All precautions have been taken, especially with regard to health.”
Coman will be back in Budapest by Saturday and is expected to be available for France’s match against Hungary.
Anderlecht reportedly rejected a €15 million offer for midfielder Albert Sambi Lokonga from Arsenal, which could give Bayern Munich some room to make a bid. That number, however, seems a wee bit too rich for Bayern’s blood these days.
Per a report out of England (LOL), Borussia Dortmund’s Erling Haaland has reach personal terms with Chelsea:
ERLING HAALAND has reportedly agreed personal terms over a summer transfer to European champions Chelsea. Ian McGarry of The Transfer Window Podcast claims Borussia Dortmund’s strike sensation has struck a deal to join Thomas Tuchel’s men after a stunning season in Germany.
McGarry said: “Personal terms for Haaland are signed off. It’s just a case of Chelsea agreeing a fee with Dortmund.”
Further reports today claim the Blues have already launched an initial bid of £60million PLUS misfit forward Tammy Abraham. Dortmund are thought to want £150m in cash as they look to hang on to their star man. But they are known to be fans of Abraham, and could accept a smaller fee if the England striker is involved in the deal. Meanwhile, it’s also claimed that Chelsea are interested in signing Haaland’s Dortmund teammate Jude Bellingham.
Hmmm...Haaland and Bellingham to Chelsea, you say? Sport Bild’s Christian Falk threw some cold water on that pretty quickly.
Not True ❌ is that Erling Haaland has agreed preliminary personal terms with Chelsea FC ahead of a potential transfer to Stamford Bridge this summer. TRUE ✅: Haaland is still the Number one candidate for Tuchel & Roman Arkadjewitsch Abramowitsch (Роман Аркадьевич Абрамович)— Christian Falk (@cfbayern) June 17, 2021
Seems like the boys are getting along and having a little bit of fun:
Hold the ball up, each with one touch, and then off to the can. It went very well for this team of 7, until someone unpacked a fluff ...#DFB#EURO2020
Per Transfermarkt journalist Manuel Veth, FC Barcelona is interested in Borussia Mönchengladbach defender — and Germany international — Matthias Ginter: