Liverpool are interested in signing Kingsley Coman, as per Florian Plettenberg, while Gazzetta dello Sport claim the Reds have had a €35million (£30m) bid rejected.
Jurgen Klopp is in the market to sign a new forward and while talks are planned to sign Donyell Malen and attempts are being made to reduce Fiorentina’s asking price for Dusan Vlahovic, attention seems to have shifted to Kingsley Coman.
Anfield Central doesn’t have any insider information on interest in the Frenchman but while the news of a bid isn’t from the most reliable source, there is definite interest according to Florian Plettenberg.
He writes on Twitter: “Update Coman: Yes, LFC is definitely interested in signing him and they are in contact with his management.
“But right now, it’s not a hot topic. FC Bayern still want him to extend, especially Nagelsmann. But Kingsley‘s father forces his departure too.”
According to Gazetta dello Sport, via beinSPORTS, however, a bid has been lodged worth around €35million (£30m) although they do claim that at least €50million (£42.5m) is required to sell him.
In June, Sky Sports Germany, via Bulinews, suggested that ‘a formal transfer request’ had been ‘lodged’ by Coman and that he was pushing for an exit.
That claim wasn’t corroborated by any domestic sources or the likes of Fabrizio Romano so it’s unclear whether or not it’s true but, as Plettenberg said, there is interest from the Reds but “it’s not a hot topic.”
This is likely due to the fact that Coman is still at the EUROs with France and will therefore be unable to negotiate his future until he returns.
The French forward is a serial winner and has won a league title every year for the last nine years, including two during the 15/16 season when he won the Bundesliga with Bayern Munich and Serie A with Juventus.
He also won the Champions League with the Germans at the end of the 2019/20 campaign and as won 11 league and continental cups with Juventus, Bayern and PSG.
While there is no guarantee he would be able to bring that success with him to Merseyside, he’s a proper chalk on the boots kind of winger and that width would be a dream for Trent Alexander-Arnold on the right-hand side.
It would also give Jurgen Klopp the option of playing Mohamed Salah in a central role where he had a lot of success in his debut season.
He scored 8 goals and assisted 15 this season and although he had a couple muscular injuries, they didn’t force him to miss many games.