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Juventus doesn’t want struggling Coman back if Bayern refuses €21M option


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Juventus has no intention of taking Kingsley Coman back if Bayern Munich declines to make the winger’s loan deal permanent, sources tell Goal.

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The 20-year-old joined Bayern from Juve on a two-year loan for €7 million ($7.8M) in 2015, and an option was inserted in the transfer that enables the German giants to sign the Frenchman permanently for a further €21 million by April 30, 2017.

However, after a promising first season in Bavaria during which he scored six goals in all competitions, Coman has endured a miserable start to the current campaign.

The Frenchman has failed to register a single goal or assist for Bayern and has fallen well down new coach Carlo Ancelotti’s pecking order, behind the likes of Franck Ribery, Arjen Robben, Thomas Muller and Douglas Costa.

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This has led Bayern to begin to have second thoughts about completing a full transfer for Coman. However, even if the German outfit opt not to sign Coman permanently, Juventus has no intention of welcoming its former player back to Turin and will likely sell him on if Bayern return him.

The club’s chiefs, including CEO Giuseppe Marotta,  are understood to be unhappy about a number of statements from Coman in the media where he appeared to criticize his parent club, and see no way back for the Euro 2016 star now.

But with the season only six weeks old, there is still plenty of time for Coman to win back his doubters at Bayern. He was originally regarded as a long-term investment and the Bavarians plan to take the future into account when deciding what to do with a player considered as one of the best youngsters in Europe.

Not yet 21, Coman has already won four league titles in three different countries with Paris Saint-Germain (2), Juventus and Bayern - while he also has Champions League and Euro 2016 runners-up medals.