The situation surrounding Kingsley Coman in Germany is an interesting one.
Not exactly a regular under Carlo Ancelotti, the 20-year-old is having a difficult time in his second season at Bayern Munich (on loan from Juventus), yet the Italian manager has hinted more than once the club could make the move permanent.
This is all amid interest from Premier League clubs, notably Manchester City, who are now managed by Pep Guardiola, the man who allowed the youngster to display his abilities far more consistently at the Allianz Arena in 2015/16.
However, according to Le Parisien in France, while Ancelotti publicly suggests a transfer for Coman is likely, the Bayern Munich board room aren’t so sure, as Bayer Leverkusen’s Julian Brandt remains a preferred option.
The French newspaper explain the young forward is ‘isolated’ in the Bavarian club’s dressing room, and the interest from Manchester City in his services ‘hasn’t left him indifferent’.
As things stand, any transfer would have to be negotiated with Juventus, unless Bayern take the option to make the deal permanent and then try to profit on one of the higher rated youngsters in Europe.
Manchester City have been repeatedly linked with Coman, especially in the French media.
Coman has made 22 appearances in all competitions for Bayern Munich this season, scoring just two goals.