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Coman “pleased” with links to Man City and Man United, but has “no plans to leave” Bayern before contract expires

Kingsley Coman
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Kingsley Coman has admitted he is “flattered” by links to Manchester City and Manchester United, but he has no intentions to leave Bayern Munich before his current contract expires.

Coman has enjoyed a brilliant start to the season, scoring five times and registering a further nine assists from 15 games. And his performances have caught the eye of many European giants.

The 24-year-old admitted he is flattered to have appeared on the radar of the Manchester duo, but played down any talk of a move away from Bayern.

“Knowing that good teams are interested in me is good, it gives me extra confidence,” Coman told Sport Bild.

“But I have a contract here until 2023, I only think about Bayern. It’s all good, I’m happy.”

Coman was the hero in the 2019-20 Champions League final, scoring the only goal of the match, to give Bayern a win over his former club, Paris Saint-Germain.

The French winger has been one of the most prolific players in Hansi Flick’s side this term, and is one of the main reasons why the Bundesliga champions continue to dominate in the league.

Coman added that he was afraid he would be displaced after Leroy Sane signed in the summer.

He added: “I had the feeling that I could be used less often. I’m 24, that’s an age I have to play! Fortunately, my fear did not come true.

“Leroy is very good, we play differently from City, he will only completely internalise our DNA. There’s four of us fighting for two positions, we’re team-mates, but of course, we all want to play as much as possible.

“At the moment I’m in a good mood, but maybe that will change in two months. Maybe then Leroy, Serge [Gnabry] or Douglas [Costa] will play. It is important that at least two of us are always in top form.”

Coman also believes that Bayern have the necessary firepower to dominate the Champions League over the next few years.

“We are young or in our prime, so we still have time! We can and want to defend the title,” he said.

“Between 2016 and 2018 Real Madrid won the Champions League three times. I am sure that we can shape an era with this team.”