Bayern Munich’s sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic has responded to claims Manchester United made a Kingsley Coman bid.
The Red Devils suffered a tough summer transfer window after failing to land top target and Borussia Dortmund forward Jadon Sancho.
It saw Ole Gunnar Solskjaer reportedly turn at one point to Coman, who scored Bayern’s goal to win the Champions League against PSG in August.
But Salihamidzic poured cold water over the speculation and any chances of a move in January.
Speaking to German outlet Bild , the sporting director said: “There was nothing, and we wouldn't have looked into it either.
“His goal in the Champions League final should explain enough why we are relying on him wholeheartedly.”
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Speculation about the Frenchman’s future emerged after his comments on United’s £89m midfielder and international team-mate.
"If I could choose a player, I would like to have [Paul] Pogba for Bayern," Coman told Bild in July.
"This would be fantastic. He has unbelievable abilities and is a fantastic midfielder.
"Apart from this he is not only important on the pitch. He has a huge marketing value. He stays in people's minds."
United have had struggles with the Frenchman’s future, though, after he expressed a “dream” of playing for Real Madrid.
The management of Pogba and the Sancho situation has left former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger baffled.
He told BBC Radio 4: "What I find at the moment a little bit surprising is that England made a huge effort to educate young players but the system of the Premier League is so tough and the level is so high that you have paradoxical situations.
”I give you two examples: Pogba was partly educated in England, he went for free and England bought him back for £100million [sic].
“Jadon Sancho has been partly educated at Manchester City, if you want him back today you have to pay £100million.
"You buy at a huge price players you have educated yourself. That's something I don't find logical at all.”
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