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Man City battled Chelsea for £86m-rated 25 y/o, £130k p/w man agreed deal elsewhere

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Manchester City sold Ferran Torres to Barcelona in January and weren’t planning on replacing him this transfer window, but L’Equipe (h/t Sport Witness) say the Premier League defending champions were considering a move for Kingsley Coman before letting him go.

City were battling Chelsea for the 25-year-old’s signature when his future at Bayern Munich was uncertain months ago. Coman’s existing deal is up in 2023 and he wasn’t close to putting pen to paper on an extension, but things have since progressed and a new contract is on the horizon.

L’Equipe say the French international will get a pay rise between €18m-a-year/£15m-a-year and €20m-a-year/£16.7m-a-year, meaning he’ll take home more than double his £130k-per-week salary.

Coman joined Bayern on a five-year deal from Juventus in 2017 and has gone on to make 217 appearances in all competitions, scoring 46 goals with 52 assists. The 25-year-old had an asking price of £86m over the summer, but his value is likely to shoot up after his new deal is signed.

While a blow for City given Coman’s talents’, the league leaders still have Jack Grealish, Bernardo Silva, Riyad Mahrez, Raheem Sterling and Phil Foden who can operate out wide. A striker remains priority this summer too, so it remains to be seen how much they would have pursued Coman.

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