Chelsea and Manchester City Fight to Purchase €40m Star from Bayern


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According to reports from Italy, Bayern Munich will exercise their option to make Kingsley Coman’s deal permanent before it expires on April 30th, then selling him in the summer for a much higher price tag. The 20-year-old starlet is currently on loan from Juventus and will cost the Bavarians €21 million to purchase.

Coman first broke out as a bright academy star from PSG, and made the record of being the youngest player to debut for the first team when he debuted as a 16-year-old. After a string of promising performances, he caught the eyes of the Italian giants and signed a five year deal with them in 2014. However, his time under Max Allegri was nothing to write home about as the winger only made 15 appearances in the whole season.

Pep Guardiola then brought him to Munich in 2015 with a two-year loan for a fee of €7 million to be paid in two installments, with an option to buy for a fee of an extra €21 million upon the loan’s expiry. The move quickly progressed Coman’s career, as the youngster made 35 appearances across all competitions and was called up for the French national team squad for the Euro 2016.

However, since Guardiola’s departure and Carlo Ancelotti’s arrival, Coman has been seeing the pitch a lot less. The player is currently behind Arjen Robben, Franck Ribery, and Douglas Costa in the pecking order — leaving his future in doubt. Guardiola is reportedly interested in reuniting with his former player, and so are Chelsea. It is suggested that the value of Coman might eventually go up to €40 million, as the two English giants get ready to battle for him.

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