Bayern Munich chief executive Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has insisted that Kingsley Coman is “not for sale”.
Coman has made a bright start to the 2020-21 season after being linked with a move to Manchester United.
It would have surprised us had Bayern cashed in on the winger after he scored the winning goal against Paris Saint-Germain in last season’s Champions League final.
The Frenchman is now a regular in Hansi Flick’s starting line-up, with five goals and eight assists to his name from just 13 games across all competitions this season, so I don’t think he will be rushing to leave Bavaria anytime soon.
United were heavily linked with Coman in the summer transfer market when it became clear their efforts to sign Jadon Sancho weren’t going to be successful, as per ESPN.
Rummenigge says Coman is going nowhere in the near future.
“Kingsley is an absolute top player today, and is extremely valuable for FC Bayern,” he told Kicker.
“He often makes the different, just when it counts the most. Kingsley is not for sale.”
Coman struggled for fitness last season after returned from a long spell out after Project Restart, right in time to have a positive impact in their European Cup final.
“I hugged him and told him that injuries are part of the game, especially in modern football and that our medical department would do everything to ensure that he would soon be back on the filed in top shape.
“Fortunately, that’s how it turned out.”
Manchester United may need to have a rethink about their targets for the right winger, but they will be holding fire in January due to the arrival of Amad Diallo from Atalanta.
There’s also a chance we could see Facundo Pellistri make his debut for the first-team in the coming weeks/months if he keeps impressing with the youth team.