• Manchester United is eyeing Bayern Munich star Kingsley Coman as a Jadon Sancho alternative, a report says
  • Bayern reportedly isn't open to selling Coman, but several factors could change the club's plans
  • The French forward had a past feud with Robert Lewandowski

Manchester United may have added a prolific striker from another top European league to its transfer wish list, according to a report.

The Red Devils are already stacked with well-rounded goalscorers. However, it is becoming more and more apparent that Manchester United is still keen on bolstering its attack, following Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s hint at a striker pursuit this summer.

While Jadon Sancho has long been reported as a target of the club, Manchester United has identified Bayern Munich’s Kingsley Coman as a potential candidate as well, German outlet Sport1's Florian Plettenberg reported. International Business Times could not independently verify this information.

Manchester United sees the 24-year-old as an alternative to Sancho, whose asking price is significantly higher than Coman’s, the report said. However, Coman reportedly would prefer to stay at Bayern.

The Bundesliga champion also has no intention of selling Coman as the striker is pegged to be a key figure in the club’s new manager Julian Nagelsmann’s project, Marca reported.

Coman is said to be seeking a lucrative contract extension offer from Bayern Munich, according to Marc. Amid the reported extension deal talks, the French player has asked for the “same salary” as his teammate and Bayern Munich superstar Robert Lewandowski, the report said.

Coman's representatives are believed to have already asked for €12 million ($14.5 million) net from Bayern Munich during initial contract renewal talks for a deal that is eyed to last until 2023. However. club directors aren’t willing to pay this amount, the report said.

Lewandowski and Coman haven’t really been the best of friends at Bayern Munich. In 2019, the pair had a bust-up during an intense training session.

"There was a fight between two players who were named in the media," former Bayern Munich boss Niko Kovac said about the Lewandowski-Coman feud.

"The three of us discussed it after training, and both apologized for their behavior and were sorry for what happened,” he explained. "No one is being fined because both players were understanding, and being understanding is very important now. The matter is done and dusted."

In the past season, Coman played his most active campaign for Bayern Munich, having been featured in 36 matches across all competitions. In the process, the forward managed to bag a total of eight goals.

Kingsley Coman (R) scored the winner when Bayern Munich beat PSG in last season's Champions League final less than six weeks ago
Kingsley Coman (R) scored the winner when Bayern Munich beat PSG in last season's Champions League final less than six weeks ago POOL / Miguel A. Lopes