Manchester United are making shock plans to lure Kingsley Coman to Old Trafford this summer by offering the winger a big double incentive to quit Bayern Munich, claim reports in Germany.
The France winger was being monitored as potential alternative to top Red Devils target Jadon Sancho over the summer.
United ended up signing young wingers Amad Diallo and Facuno Pellistri instead after frustration set in.
However, despite the cost to sign Sancho dropping, reports have indicated Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has gone cold on the England man.
Instead, it’s claimed they have a mounting interest in Coman amid reports he looks easier to prise away. Indeed, the France winger is forced to compete with Serge Gnabry and Leroy Sane for a place on the Bayern wings.
Indeed, despite Bayern chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge recently stating Coman is “not for sale”, it’s reported their stance could have changed.
With David Alaba and Jerome Boateng both set to depart this summer, Bayern’s focus will be on signing defenders. Dayot Upamecano has already agreed to sign from RB Leipzig after they met his £52m exit clause.
However, with another likely to be targeted and funds needing to be raised, Coman could be sacrificed.
Indeed, Wednesday’s Sport Bild claims 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. With Mason Greenwood likely to be moved into a central striking role, Coman would be handed a place on the right-side of United’s attack.
The article claims contact is said to have already been made with Coman’s represenatives to sound out a potential move this summer.
Coman states Bayern intentions
Sport Bild do not mention what sort of transfer fee would likely be needed. However, it’s believed Bayern are likely to demand around £50m for the France winger.
Coman, meanwhile, is also said to be well aware of the interest. United aren’t the only suitor either. As such, Coman spoke recently of his desire to stay at Bayern.
“Knowing that good teams are interested in me is good, it gives me extra confidence,” he said.
“But I have a contract here until 2023, I only think about Bayern. It’s all good, I’m happy.”