Bayern Munich yet to reopen contract talks with Kingsley Coman

Bayern Munich is yet to reopen contract talks with Kingsley Coman.(Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)
Bayern Munich is yet to reopen contract talks with Kingsley Coman.(Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images) /

Bayern Munich had been busy in the last few months when it came to securing the long-term futures of key players in the squad. Joshua Kimmich and Leon Goretzka have already committed long-term futures to the club, while Serge Gnabry is closing on a new deal. However, the trickiest negotiations for a new deal will involve Kingsley Coman.

According to Sky Sports, Bayern is yet to reopen contract talks with Coman. The two parties had reportedly reached an impasse in talks during summer after the French winger demanded a much bigger salary than what the club was offering. Few reports even suggested that the French winger wanted to leave Bavaria in summer.

Coman had handed a mandate to Pini Zahavi to look for offers from top clubs in Europe and Premier League. However, the contract with Zahavi ended after August 31 as Coman ended up staying in Bavaria. As of now, Zahavi is not in the picture for negotiations between Coman and Rekordmeister.

However, Die Roten still faces a challenge in agreeing to Coman’s terms despite Zahavi’s departure. The next few months are crucial as the Bavarian club is looking to sort the future of players that will become free agents in 2023, which also includes Coman.

If Rekordmeister fails to reach an agreement with Coman by next summer, then the French winger is likely to be sold. Manchester City and Liverpool have been credited with an interest in Coman, while Manchester United also reportedly looked at him as an alternative for Jadon Sancho.

Die Roten cannot afford to break the wage structure for Coman. They have been particular about maintaining financial balance while negotiating new deals, so it does make sense for them to have a strong resolve while holding contract talks with the French international.

The German Champions didn’t budge during negotiations with David Alaba and eventually lost him on a free transfer. However, they cannot afford to allow the French international to leave for nothing. The Frenchman is entering the prime years of his career, so losing him on a free transfer will be a sporting and financial blow. The worst possible scenario for Die Roten will be to get a good fee for him next summer.

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For now, Coman will be looking to help Bayern to win more silverware this season. The French winger is yet to hit the ground running this season due to minor knocks and heart surgery. Coman is expected to be back in action after the end of the current international break.