Bayern Munich did NOT receive any contact about Champions League final hero Kingsley Coman this summer from Manchester United, confirms sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic
- Kingsley Coman scored the winner for Bayern in the Champions League final
- The France international was however linked with a move to Manchester United
- But Hasan Salihamidzic says Coman was never going to leave the German giants
- Ole Gunnar Solskjaer had been looking to add to his ranks with a top forward
Manchester United did not submit any bids or enquiries for Bayern Munich forward Kingsley Coman during the summer window, says the Germans’ sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic.
France international Coman, who scored the winner for Bayern in their Champions League final victory against former side PSG in August, was linked with a move to Old Trafford throughout the summer.
Though United’s top target was Borussia Dortmund’s Jadon Sancho, the Red Devils didn’t land him either and Bayern sporting director Salihamidzic says that even if Ed Woodward has approached him, a deal for the 24-year-old was off the cards.
Manchester United did not make any enquiry for Bayern Munich winger Kingsley Coman
Sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic says they wouldn’t have sold if they were approached
‘There was nothing, and we wouldn’t have looked into it either,’ he told German outlet Bild.
‘His goal in the Champions League final should explain enough why we are relying on him wholeheartedly.’
United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was keen to strengthen his attack this summer, and in the end added to the first-team squad with the signings of Donny van de Beek and Edinson Cavani.
While ex-Ajax man Van de Beek was a long-term target, the move for free-agent Cavani came late in the window and was only completed on transfer deadline day.
United have started the current season poorly, losing two of their opening three Premier League games, the last of which a 6-1 humiliation at home to Tottenham before the international break.
Man Utd manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer had been looking to add a top forward to his ranks
Coman, meanwhile, was a crucial part of Hansi Flick’s attack for all-conquering Bayern last season, making 38 appearances and scoring eight goals.
And he scored the treble-sealing goal in the European Cup final in Lisbon, as the German giants repeated their feat of 2013 by winning all three major trophies available to them.
He has been at the Allianz Arena since 2015, joining on a permanent deal from Juventus in the summer of 2017 after a two-year loan period.