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Report: Bayern contact Chelsea over Christian Pulisic as replacement for Manchester United target Kingsley Coman

Kingsley Coman
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Bayern Munich have reportedly contact Chelsea over a potential move for Christian Pulisic as they look for a replacement for Kingsley Coman.

Coman was linked with a switch to Manchester United last summer, but eventually decided against the move. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side are reportedly still interested in the 24-year-old, with reports claiming that the Red Devils are willing to offer him a £120,000-a-week pay rise.

In the event that Coman does decide to make the switch, Bayern are already lining up a replacement for him. According to Todo Fichajes, Hansi Flick’s side have already contacted Chelsea over the availability of Pulisic.

The USMNT international starred in the Bundesliga at Borussia Dortmund and made the switch to Chelsea in 2019. He worked with Thomas Tuchel at Dortmund, and has now been reunited with him at Stamford Bridge.

However, the new Blues boss would be open to parting with the winger if the right offer comes along. The 22-year-old has started only one game since Tuchel’s appointment, and has been challenged to show the consistency required to earn a regular place in Chelsea’ starting XI.

Speaking about Pulisic, Tuchel said: “Chelsea bought Christian for a reason – for his quality, for his potential and it’s our job to bring out the best in him.

“He proved in many weeks that he has the level to be a Chelsea regular player, to have a big impact at this club and it’s a challenge now to maintain the level and to keep improving.

“It’s sometimes like this and the main thing for Christian is to stay positive, keep his head up and be ready because he can have a big impact when he starts and he can have a big impact when he comes from the bench with his intensity.”

But could Coman actually leave Bayern?

Coman is an important part of Flick’s squad, but previously admitted in an interview that he had considered leaving Bavaria in the past. “Last summer I asked myself such questions,” he said. “The current situation is completely different. I feel very good, I play a lot and I get on well with the coach.”

Earlier this year, the winger admitted he was “flattered” by links to United, but played down talk of a move.

“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.”

However, he was coy on his future, refusing to rule a move out, but insisted he will fulfil his contract with Bayern.

“One day I might want to discover something else,” he added. “I have another two years contract here and I think we have the best team in Europe at the moment, so everything is ready for me to stay.”