It appears that negotiations between Kingsley Coman and Bayern Munich over a contract extension have come to a halt.
Previously, it was reported that Coman’s family has given super agent Pini Zahavi the mandate to hold talks with clubs from English Premier League. Now, German outlet Sport1 has revealed the figures being discussed behind the scenes between Zahavi and euro management.
Per Florian Plettenberg, Coman is currently said to be on a gross pay package of around €12 million per year. The Bavarian brass are planning on offering the Frenchman a pay raise of €1 million in his next contract.
While Coman fancies extended stay in Munich, the 24-yearold’s camp wants to double his current wages and is asking for approximately €20 million. Just ten months ago, Zahavi had also made the same salary demands for former Bayern defender David Alaba.
As of now, Bayern and Coman remain far apart on a potential deal. Should the two parties fail to reach an agreement, Plettenberg claims that Coman could be sold by 2022. The club wants to avoid a repeat of the ‘Alaba case’ — the Austria International was able to leave for Real Madrid as a free agent, despite being one of the most sought-after defenders in Europe.
Manchester United are allegedly keen on meeting Coman’s demands in an attempt to bring him to Old Trafford. However, before we start preparing for ‘life-after-Coman’, it’s possible that this could all be a part of Zahavi’s negotiation tactics to get the best deal for his client.