Reported Manchester United target Kingsley Coman has rejected a new contract offer from Bayern Munich, according to a report.
German outlet Kicker claims that 24-year-old Coman has rebuffed Bayern’s first offer of a new deal in Bavaria. And while it is not quite panic stations from the German champions, it will give some of his suitors, including United, a spur.
Bayern will lose Austria star David Alaba for free this summer after the defender refused to pen a renewal and Bayern will be desperate to avoid a repeat.
Coman does have two years left on his contract this summer, but Bayerm 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.”
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.
Before Christmas Bayern chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge firmly stated that Coman is “not for sale”, as reported by Sky Germany.
Coman though may well be thinking of pastures new with a trophy cabinet that is already bulging.
Six-goal Coman has won five Bundesliga titles, two Serie A crowns, two Ligue 1 championships, the Champions League, the Club World Cup, the European Super Cup, as well as one Italian Cup and three German Cups.
Could he fancy a crack in the Premier League? Given his propensity to move from France to Italy to Germany in recent years then England is surely not out of the questioin.
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