Chelsea eyeing Bayern Munich winger Kingsley Coman

Tom Gott
Kingsley Coman is on Chelsea's radar
Kingsley Coman is on Chelsea's radar / DeFodi Images/Getty Images

Chelsea are looking at alternatives in case American winger Christian Pulisic leaves the club at the end of the season, with Bayern Munich's Kingsley Coman among their targets.

Pulisic is one of just four players who have not yet started a Premier League match under new manager Thomas Tuchel, joining Willy Caballero, Emerson and Billy Gilmour in watching on from the sidelines.

Christian Pulisic
Pulisic's future is up in the air / Mike Hewitt/Getty Images

His lack of minutes is rumoured to have left Pulisic feeling frustrated at Stamford Bridge and has prompted speculation that he could look for a move away from the club, with Bayern, Liverpool and Manchester United all interested.

According to the Daily Mail, who were behind the initial Pulisic report, Chelsea are wary of Pulisic's situation and have already started thinking up a list of potential replacements, with long-term target Coman towards the top of their list.

The Frenchman was earmarked as a possible replacement for Callum Hudson-Odoi when the young Englishman was linked with his own move to Bayern, and Chelsea are thought to be prepared to reignite their interest if Pulisic does leave the club.

Kingsley Coman
Chelsea have been linked with Coman before / DeFodi Images/Getty Images

Chelsea's interest in Coman was later confirmed by Sport1's Florian Plettenberg, although he noted that Bayern are trying to tie him down to a new contract in the near future.

Coman is set to enter the final two years of his contract this summer, and with an agreement over fresh terms yet to be reached, he has seen his name linked with moves to the likes of United or Manchester City.

Bayern have offered him a new deal, but as noted by both Sky in Germany and Kicker, Coman has turned it down because he was unimpressed with the money on offer.

While there's no mention of the figure in question, it seems as though Coman is keen on securing a hefty wage, and it's hard to see him getting that at Chelsea, who will be reluctant to splash out on a player who won't even be a guaranteed starter.

Kai Havertz, Mason Mount and Timo Werner look to be top of the pecking order, while Hakim Ziyech and Callum Hudson-Odoi aren't far behind. There isn't exactly space for Coman, and handing out massive wages for a rotation option shouldn't be in Chelsea's plans these days. Been there, done that.

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