Could Bayern sell Coman? Only if contract negotiations go wrong, claims club boss

Stefan Bienkowski
Is Man Utd transfer target Kingsley Coman edging towards a Bayern exit?

Is Man Utd transfer target Kingsley Coman edging towards a Bayern exit?

Bayern Munich sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic has admitted that the club will sell Kingsley Coman if contract negotiations with the player do not work out.

The France international’s future has been thrown into contention this summer, with Bayern reportedly proving unwilling to match Coman’s demands for a significant pay rise.

According to reports in Germany, the winger wants to be put on a salary comparable to recent signing Leroy Sane, but Bayern are unwilling to sanction a significant pay increase following the financial impact of the pandemic.

As such, Coman is considering his options and has been linked with moves to Manchester United and Liverpool in recent weeks.

However, with a contract at Bayern that still has two years left to run, Coman would only be able to leave the club on the Bundesliga champion’s terms.

And while Salihamidzic has reiterated that Bayern are not a selling club, he has conceded that the Bavarian giants will move players on if a compromise can’t be found.

Could Bayern sell Coman to Man Utd or Liverpool?

When asked by Kicker magazine if the club would sell players under certain circumstances, the Bayern boss said it "depends on the contract negotiations," before adding, "It would be nice if things continued with all the players."

When asked about strengthening Julian Nagelsmann’s squad ahead of the new season, Salihamidzic again pointed out that the new realities of a post-pandemic world demand compromises.

Bayern will always stretch itself with every professional, but never jeopardise the overall structure.
- Bayern Munich sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic

"We want to maintain the current team and strengthen it in the coming years, but always within the limits of our possibilities,” said the Bayern boss. “We will maintain this always valid Bayern motto of economic reason. There will be no crazy things."

"But they are all now asked to think not only of themselves, but of the whole team and the club. Bayern will always stretch itself with every professional, but never jeopardise the overall structure.

“Players and leadership are challenged to find compromises so that we can all stay together and continue our successful work."