Chelsea have reportedly set their sights on Bayern Munich’s Kingsley Coman if Christian Pulisic decides to quit Stamford Bridge this summer.
Pulisic emerged as a vital player for former Blues boss Frank Lampard following the first coronavirus lockdown last season.
Indeed, the American scored four goals and notched four assists in the final nine games of the Premier League season.
This season though he has struggled with injuries and is yet to start a Premier League game for Thomas Tuchel. Two games have seen him omitted from the matchday squad, despite starting six of the last seven games before the end of Lampard’s tenure.
As such, The Sun claimed that Pulisic has made it clear that he will quit Chelsea unless his game time improves.
And with that news Tuchel has been looking around for a replacement and come up with Bayern winger Coman.
The Daily Mail suggest Chelsea will make a move for Coman if the USA international calls time on his stay in west London.
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Coman will have two years left on his deal in Bavaria this summer.
Bayern as per the source, want the winger to pen an extension through to the 2025/2026 season. Negotiations are said to be “interrupted at the moment.”
United chasing Coman
Coman was linked with a move to Manchester United last summer and only last month Sport Bild claimed United are willing to offer Coman two incentives to move to Old Trafford.
Firstly, they plan to offer Coman a package of £250,000 a week. That’s quite the considerable jump from the £140,000 a week deal he earns at the Allianz Arena.
Secondly, United are ready to offer Coman a guaranteed place in their side.
Kicker maintain United actually laid an offer of €15.6m per year on the table for Coman last summer. That equates to around £250,000 a week, but the Paris-born star decided to stay in the Bundesliga.
So if Chelsea do signal their intention to sign Coman they will face strong competition from United.