Reports coming out of France suggest that Chelsea FC have made an offer for French winger Kingsley Coman, who is currently on loan at Bayern Munich from Juventus, where he was signed by current Chelsea head coach Antonio Conte.
Breaking | Chelsea have made a €60m offer for Juventus winger Kingsley Coman, according to Téléfoot - the situation https://t.co/9dg632wl6c— Get French Football (@GFFN) March 13, 2017
For Coman, the reports come at a tumultuous time in his Bayern career. He is nearing the end of his two-year loan at the Bavarian giants. They have a choice to make his stay permanent in an £18 million deal, and are perhaps being indirectly urged to take up that option with these transfer rumors. Given that teams may be willing to pay €60m for Coman, a deal at £18 million should be a no brainier for Bayern.
However, Coman had played a lot more under previous manager Pep Guardiola than he has under current boss Carlo Ancelotti. Coman has started only six games this season, a significant drop from last season’s 27, when he also scored six goals and added twelve assists in all competitions.
Chelsea aren’t alone on their rumored desires for Coman’s services, with Guardiola possibly looking for a reunion at Manchester City to the tune of £50-60 million. Bayern could possibly exercise their buy-option and then turn around and sell straight away (like Real Madrid were rumored to be doing so with Alvaro Morata last summer), should any of this supposed interest be true. Coman may have had a disappointing season, but he retains plenty of residual value due to his age (just 20) and previous performances at the highest level of European football.
Already capped 11 times by France, Kingsley Coman could fit seamlessly into Conte’s front three; he would have no problem playing the style that has made Pedro and Willian so successful. His breathtaking speed, quickness, and tenacity could be a perfect foil to Eden Hazard for years to come.