For a few months the German media have been running stories regarding Kingsley Coman’s potential renewal at Bayern Munich.

Manchester United, Chelsea and Liverpool have been repeatedly linked, and in May it was explained the Frenchman has been asking for huge figures to renew his Bayern contract, which expires in June 2023.

According to the earlier reports, Coman currently earns €12m gross per year and he apparently wants that figure after tax. Whilst footballers have accountants who manage to swerve some of the tax burden, in England that would surely still mean a club parting with around €20m a year.

The 25-year-old simply isn’t of the stature to justify those wages, and that’s the mindset needed when dealing with new claims of Liverpool interest.

Germany’s Sport1 say Liverpool are ‘definitely interested’ in getting a deal done, and they’ve initiated contact with the player’s management.

Bayern want to keep him and are still looking for a renewal, although they simply won’t pay the figures mentioned. It’s highly unlikely Liverpool would either so until Coman’s camp get more realistic there’s not a big chance of a move to Anfield, or even a renewal with Bayern.