Contract talks between Bayern Munich and Kingsley Coman have broken down and the winger could now be sold in the transfer window.
The Frenchman has been holding discussions with the Bundesliga champions over an contract, with the 24-year-old’s current deal due to expire in the summer of 2023.
However, according to BILD, the latest round of talks ended several weeks ago and the involved parties are no closer to reaching an agreement.
Marco Neppe, Bayern’s technical director, is leading the negotiations on behalf of the club and is said to be frustrated by Coman’s financial demands.
As per the report, the former Juventus winger is currently earning a reported €12m (£10.3m) per season and while the current offer would see him given an increase up to approximately €13m, it’s understood the player’s camp are demanding €12m net which would equate to over €20m gross.
Coman swapped Italy for Germany back in 2015, initially on loan from Juventus before the deal was made permanent in 2017 for £18.9m, and his value has increased significantly since the move.
The France international has made 200 appearances for Bayern so far, scoring 41 goals and producing 50 assists, and netted the winner in the 2020 Champions League final.
It’s understood Coman’s representatives would like to see their client on a similar footing salary-wise with Leroy Sane, who signed from Manchester City last summer. While the club have cited the pandemic as one of the reasons they’re unwilling to break the bank for Coman, they have spent significant funds in landing Dayot Upamecano and Julian Nagelsmann recently.
Coman has enlisted the expertise of renowned super-agent Pini Zahavi, who successfully negotiated an improved deal for Robert Lewandowski not so long ago. Bayern’s president Uli Hoeness once described Zahavi as a ‘money-hungry piranha’, so this could become a lot more hostile before a solution is reached.