Chelsea were interested in a move for Bayern Munich’s Kingsley Coman this summer but were ‘scared off’ by the German giant’s demands.
That’s according to SportBILD, who say the Bundesliga champions want a mammoth €90m if they are to sanction a sale.
Coman is currently locked in contract negotiations with Bayern, who are yet to really match what the 25-year-old is looking for.
His current contract expires in 2023, so there is no immediate rush for a new deal, but that will become more of a pressing issue next summer when he will enter the final year of his deal.
Having been stung by David Alaba’s free transfer to Real Madrid this summer, Bayern are naturally keen to avoid a repeat, and the lack of progress has led to rumours of a move away.
BILD cover that today and state that after initial talks, there is currently ‘radio silence’ with Coman’s advisors.
As such, a departure is ‘not out of the question’ for the forward, but Bayern’s demands of around €90m have already ‘scared off’ interested parties like Chelsea.
While not adverse to a huge transfer fee, as they showed last summer with Kai Havertz and this year with Romelu Lukaku, it seems €90m was way over what they were willing to pay for the Frenchman.
A move away is ‘not ruled out but Bayern’s price appears to have changed Coman’s stance, and it’s stated that both he and his agent Pini Zahavi can now ‘imagine’ leaving ‘free of charge’ in 2023, just as Alaba did this year.
That’s a little way down the road, and we’re sure Bayern would work hard to avoid it happening, at which point perhaps Chelsea will come back around.