BAYERN MUNICH are worried Manchester United could poach star winger Kingsley Coman in the summer by reportedly offering him a huge £260,000-a-week contract.
Coman’s current deal at the Allianz Arena runs until 2023 but he apparently is looking for a big increase on his current £140,000-a-week terms.
According to German newspaper Bild, United have put together a package to tempt the France international away from the Bundesliga and are looking to make him one of their big buys this summer.
Bayern are desperate to tie Coman down and avoid a repeat of their mishap with David Alaba, with the Austrian defender leaving this coming summer for free after failing to agree terms.
Manchester United, Real Madrid and Chelsea are all in the chase for Alaba – with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men ready to make it a double swoop with the addition of Coman.
Bayern’s sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic is aiming to extend the contracts of several of Bayern’s young stars, including Coman, Joshua Kimmich and Leon Goretzka.
Kimmich and Goretza are reportedly ready to agree terms but Coman’s situation is much more up in the air – potentially clearing the way for United to make their move.
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Bayern chief Karl-Heinz Rummenigge insisted Coman is not for sale when he was first asked about United’s interest in December.
He said: "Kingsley is an absolute top player today, and is extremely valuable for Bayern. He often makes the difference, just when it counts the most.
"Kingsley is not for sale."
Coman is well aware of the interest in him, and was coy when confronted with interest from United and local rivals Manchester City last month.
He said: “It's good to know that good teams are interested in me, it gives me additional confidence.
“But I have a contract here until 2023, I'm just thinking of Bayern. It's all good, I'm happy.”
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