Barcelona submit enquiry for Bayern Munich's Coman
Barcelona are reportedly looking at several options so that they can strengthen the squad in January, and one name that has emerged is that of Kingsley Coman.
While Barcelona sporting director Mateu Alemany recently stated that the club are in no position to make signings in the January transfer window, they are still trying to make their squad stronger, primarily through loans.
Given Barca's situation, new manager Xavi wants to sign a new winger in order to be a constant source of goals, and while a move for Raheem Sterling proved to be unsuccessful, there are other options being examined by the club.
RB Leipzig's Dani Olmo is also an option for Barca, but they face plenty of competition from European clubs, primarily Manchester United.
Therefore, they are keeping their options open and have shifted their focus to Bayern Munich winger Coman, according to a report from SPORT.
The report claims that Barcelona want the 25-year-old on loan for the rest of the season with the option of making the move permanent in the summer.
As a result, they have submitted enquiries with both Bayern Munich and the player himself in order to assess the possibility of a move.
The response from the player's camp has been positive, but Bayern Munich are reportedly unwilling to consider a loan proposal, and right now, Coman has just over 18 months left on his current deal with the German club.
While he has a new contract proposal on the table from Bayern Munich, he is reluctant to sign it due to him being unhappy with the lack of game time that Julian Nagelsmann is giving him.
Coman has played in 11 games in all competitions so far this season, but only five of them came as starts, with him struggling with injuries in recent weeks.
Barcelona are very interested in him, but they are not in a good enough financial position to sign him permanently in January, and so it remains to be seen whether they will try to get a loan deal over the line, or if they will go for other options in the market.