It’s no secret that Kingsley Coman’s representatives are pushing for a move away from Bayern Munich this summer. More specifically, a move to the Premier League in England is the top priority. Contract talks are now at a standstill at Bayern as Coman’s agent, Pini Zahavi, his father, and family friend Benoît Menye have made it clear that they want a Premier League move. Much like the David Alaba situation, too, the salary demands from Coman’s camp are much higher then what Bayern’s front office wants to offer for a contract extension.
Per a new report from Sport1, Zahavi is actively pursuing several premier clubs, though Manchester United is now off the table since they just agreed a deal for Borussia Dortmund’s Jadon Sancho. For United, Coman was always a fallback plan if the negotiations for Sancho fell through. United had also been monitoring Leon Goretzka’s situation, but the midfielder has already made it clear that he wants to stay at Bayern even though there are complications with his contract negotiations.
On a recent episode of his “Meine Bayern Woche” podcast, Sport1’s Florian Plettenberg confirmed Liverpool’s current interest in Coman. Jurgen Klopp’s side have also been linked with Borussia Monchengladbach’s Florian Neuhaus and Rennes’ Jérémy Doku, but they know that Coman and his representatives want a move to the Premier League and Manchester United is now out of the question. In that sense, Liverpool has some leverage, but it is unlikely that Bayern would accept an offer of anything less than €50 million. Liverpool needs to get a replacement midfielder for Georginio Wijnaldum, and Coman would not be a like for like transfer.
Despite the heavy push for a move to the Premier League from Coman’s camp, Bayern is remaining relaxed of Coman’s contract. While he might not be in Julian Nagelsmann’s preferred starting eleven, the former RB Leipzig and Hoffenheim manager is planning on having the French winger in the squad this season. Per Sport1, Bayern is prepared to offer Coman €13 million per year on a new contract, it’s just whether or not Coman and his representatives will be willing to accept those terms.
In the event that a buying club, presumably in the Premier League, were to offer €50 million + for Coman and he were to be sold, Sport1 suggests that Nagelsmann will definitely be able to sign a replacement winger before the transfer window closes. While he’s not a winger, Rennes’ Eduardo Camavinga has been on Bayern’s radar for quite some time now, and things could get interesting on that front if Corentin Tolisso were to leave Bayern this summer.