Rumours linking Bayern Munich star Kingsley Coman with a move to Chelsea are not true, with the German champions uninterested in letting him go this summer.
That’s according to BILD journalist Christian Falk, who dismisses claims that the Frenchman could end up at Stamford Bridge.
Reports in England this week suggested that Coman was a target for Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel, who was eyeing the player up as replacement for Christian Pulisic.
It’s claimed the United States international is unhappy in London after finding himself out of favour under Tuchel since he arrived to replace Frank Lampard earlier this year.
As a result, he could leave in the summer, and Coman, whose contract with Bayern expires next year, is the man that Chelsea were looking at to replace him.
He’s regularly been linked with a move to the Premier League in the past, and Manchester United were keen on a deal last summer.
It seems, though, he will not be joining Chelsea any time soon, with Falk dismissing that rumour out of hand.
“It’s true there is an appreciation but the rumours going around about Chelsea are not true,” he told BILD.
“That’s mainly because Bayern will not let him go in the summer, even if he has not accepted the first offer.
“The rumours are a prelude to the extension talks, and now several have come, his consultants scatter them gladly.
“Last summer, it was Manchester United that were actually interested.
“At Chelsea, though, Tuchel has other positions where has more need. He is looking stubbornly at a centre back and a centre forward.”
“According to these rumours, Pulisic should be sold, but there is no market. Calls were thought to be coming in, but at the moment, that’s not true, as has always been the case.”