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Kingsley Coman to sign bumper new Bayern Munich contract

Jamie Spencer
Kingsley Coman is expected to commit his future to Bayern Munich
Kingsley Coman is expected to commit his future to Bayern Munich / Sebastian Widmann/GettyImages
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Bayern Munich winger Kingsley Coman is expected to sign a new long-term contract at the Allianz Arena, which could in turn end the club’s interest in Barcelona’s Ousmane Dembele.

Coman recently entered the final 18 months of his deal and Bayern were keen to avoid losing him on a free transfer when it was due to expire in 2023, as happened when David Alaba joined Real Madrid for nothing last year.

If a new deal could not be agreed it was thought that Dembele, who himself is set to be available as a free agent this year, was being identified as a potential replacement.

Bayern were first interested in him as early as 2016 when he joined Borussia Dortmund from Rennes and 90min understands he is prepared to walk away from Camp Nou if the club was unwilling or unable to meet his wage demands.

But targeting Dembele appeared to be with the specific intent of replacing Coman. With a new contract now on the cards, the latter's departure seems less and less likely.

L’Equipe writes that the proposed new deal will ‘exceed’ three years in length and make the 25-year-old Bayern’s third highest earner on an annual salary of €17m – behind only Robert Lewandowski and Manuel Neuer, who are believed to earn between €18m and €20m per season.

For Coman, that figure is said to be more than double his current salary level, reflecting his status as a player entering his peak compared to the current deal he signed in 2017 when he was 21.

He is enjoying another solid, if initially injury-plagues, season in Bavaria this time out, making 17 appearances in all competitions and registering five goals as well as two assists.


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