Kingsley Coman 'rejects Bayern offer', leaving United on red alert

Man United on red alert after Kingsley Coman ‘rejects Bayern Munich contract offer as he seeks big increase on current £140,000-a-week deal

  • Kingsley Coman’s current contract expires in two years, in the summer of 2023 
  • But the French winger has rejected Bayern’s initial offer of a three-year extension
  • Manchester United are still understood to be keen on signing the 24-year-old
  • And the Red Devils could offer to almost double his wages to £260,000 a week 

Kingsley Coman has rejected Bayern Munich’s first offer of a contract extension, leaving interested party Manchester United on red alert.

The Bayern winger’s current deal is worth £140,000 a week and runs until summer 2023, but he is reportedly holding out for a much bigger wage increase.  

According to Kicker, the German giants initally offered Coman a three-year extension until June 2026, which he turned down.

Bayern Munich winger Kingsley Coman rejected the club’s first offer of a contract extension

Manchester United and Manchester City held strong interest in the Frenchman – something Coman described as flattering – and the Red Devils are still understood to be interested in his signature.

Sportsmail reported last month that United were preparing to almost double his wages to £260,000 a week to tempt him to Old Trafford.

And Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is likely to be watching the contract developments with keen interest, with a view to making the 24-year-old a big summer signing, a year after failing to get winger Jadon Sancho from Borussia Dortmund.

Manchester United are now on red alert and could exploit the Frenchman’s contract situation

Coman, who scored the winning goal in last season’s 1-0 Champions League final victory against Paris Saint-German, has been a regular and dependable performer for Bayern since signing on an initial loan from Juventus in August 2015.

The reigning Bundesliga and European champions are keen to keep him at the club and avoid another issue like they had with defender David Alaba, a key player who will leave the Allianz Arena on a free transfer at the end of his contract this summer.

Bayern chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge said in December: ‘Kingsley is an absolute top player today, and is extremely valuable for Bayern. He often makes the difference, just when it counts the most. Kingsley is not for sale.’ 

The 24-year-old scored the winning goal in last year’s Champions League Final against PSG

With two years left on the 26-cap international’s deal, the club are likely to make another offer in due course.

His potential contract renewal comes as Bayern sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic attempts to tie down their younger players to longer deals.

But while Joshua Kimmich and midfielder Leon Goretzka are understood to be amenable to extensions, Coman’s situation may prove trickier to resolve for Bayern. 

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