MANCHESTER UNITED have been told January target Kingsley Coman is NOT for sale by Bayern Munich chief Karl-Heinz Rummenigge.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is desperate to add some natural width to his squad.
Man Utd have been told Kingsley Coman is not for sale by Bayern Munich CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s hunt for a superstar natural winger goes on
The United chief has played the likes of Mason Greenwood and Marcus Rashford out wide this season.
Daniel James is the only natural winger at the club and he’s dropped down the pecking order this season, it seems.
Amad Diallo and Facundo Pellistri were both signed on deadline day in the summer, but are very much ones for the future.
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But they failed in their pursuit and, while they are still hoping to sign the England star in 2021, have begun to look elsewhere.
As well as having been linked with the likes of Ousmane Dembele, United have recently been rumoured to be hot on the trail of in-form Bayern star Coman.
The France winger, 24, has been involved in 13 goals in just 13 games for the Bundesliga giants this season.
With Coman finally a first-team regular at the Allianz Arena, club chief Rummenigge vehemently refused to listen to offers for the midfielder.
Rummenigge told Kicker: “Kingsley is an absolute top player today, and is extremely valuable for Bayern.
“He often makes the difference, just when it counts the most.
“Kingsley is not for sale.”
Coman struggled with a spate of frustrating injuries last season as Bayern won the Bundesliga and Champions League crowns.
But Rummenigge revealed he put an arm around the Frenchman rather than himself grow frustrated with his ever-growing injury list.
The Bayern CEO said: “I hugged him and told him that injuries are part of the game, especially in modern football.
“[I told him] our medical department would do everything to ensure that he would soon be back on the field in top shape.
“Fortunately, that’s how it turned out.”
Meanwhile, Man Utd have drawn LaLiga leaders Real Sociedad in the last-32 of the Europa League after dropping down from the Champions League.
United crashed out of Europe’s elite competition after losing to RB Leipzig in their final group game, knowing just a point would have seen them through.