Bayern Munich chiefs have reportedly ruled out selling Kingsley Coman after Manchester United registered an interest in the Frenchman.
The Red Devils are keen to bolster their attacking options ahead of the new season, and have been strongly linked with a move for Dortmund’s Jadon Sancho.
But the Athletic claim United are looking at alternatives in case they find themselves priced out of a deal, and have been keeping track of Coman.
The former Paris Saint-Germain and Juventus star has made 35 appearances in all competitions for Bayern Munich this season, chipping in with seven goals.
His last appearance came in Bayern Munich’s DFB Pokal cup final victory over Bayer Leverkusen, as Die Roten ran out 4-2 winners.
But the signing of Leroy Sane from Manchester City may see the France international fall down the pecking order at Bayern.
Regardless of Coman’s thoughts on the Sane deal though, Sky Sports Germany claim Bayern top brass have not intentions of letting him leave.
One saving grace for Coman is that Philippe Coutinho will be returning to Barcelona in the summer window, meaning competition for places should just about level out.
Coman played alongside Manchester united midfielder Paul Pogba at Juventus, and revealed in 2016 he’d love to line up alongside him again in the future.
“If I could choose a player, I would like to have Pogba for Bayern,” Coman told Bild. “This would be fantastic. He has unbelievable abilities and is a fantastic midfielder.
“Apart from this he is not only important on the pitch. He has a huge marketing value. He stays in people’s minds.”
Whether Coman will get the opportunity to join Pogba at United though, remains to be seen.
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