On a two-year loan from Juventus at Bayern Munich, Kingsley Coman’s future is currently up in the air due to a lack of appearances under Carlo Ancelotti.
Available to the Bundesliga club before April for just €20m, which would have been considered a bargain last season when he was playing regularly under Pep Guardiola, there are now doubts as to whether the clause will be triggered.
In fact, there are other clubs in Europe willing to help Coman relaunch his career after a poor year, including Chelsea, now managed by Antonio Conte.
The Italian manager was the one who brought the French forward from Paris Saint-Germain to Juventus in the first place, clearly impressed by his potential, and, according to TF1 in France, would be willing to see Roman Abramovich spend €50-60m to be reunited with him.
The French media outlet report on Monday that Chelsea have made a bid of that amount to Juventus for Coman, which is yet to be accepted.
Of course, the outcome of this offer will depend on what the terms in the Bayern loan are, as a first refusal could see the German side have priority over Chelsea.
Despite only making 17 appearances this season, TF1 do state that Coman is happy in Germany, but also make it clear playing in England would be enticing.
Manchester City, also managed by one of Coman’s former managers, Pep Guardiola, have also made a bid, and if push comes to shove, it will come down to the player having to choose which one of his former tutors he fancies to play under again the most.
Antonio Conte or Pep Guardiola? Pep Guardiola or Antonio Conte? It’s a tough decision to make, but there are certainly worse situations to be in.