MANCHESTER UNITED have been dealt a blow after Bayern Munich reportedly ruled out selling Kingsley Coman.
The Red Devils were said to have lined up the Frenchman as an alternative to top target Jadon Sancho.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer remains keen on England ace Sancho but a deal with Borussia Dortmund is not guaranteed in the pandemic-affected market.
United are looking at alternatives in case they are priced out of a move, and have been keeping tabs on Coman.
The Bayern winger could find himself out of the picture with Leroy Sane landing in Bavaria next season.
Yet despite the German’s arrival, Sky Sports Germany claim the club have no intentions of letting Coman leave.
The 24-year-old joined Bayern in 2017 and has another three years remaining on his contract at the Allianz Arena.
The former Paris Saint-Germain star scored seven goals in 35 appearances in all competitions for the Bundesliga champions this season.
His last appearance came in Bayern’s DFB Pokal 4-2 cup final victory over Bayer Leverkusen.
United are said to see Coman as a perfect fit for the team thanks to his direct style – and the player is described as keen to make the move.
Since making his debut aged 16, the France International has won the league title in each of his eight seasons in the game.
A pair of Ligue 1 crowns with PSG were followed by a part in two Scudetti with Juventus, before a switch to Bayern.
Coman was the subject of a proposed swap deal involving Manchester City and Sane that Hans Flick’s side swiftly rejected.