Bayern Munich chief executive Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has suggested the club will sign Kingsley Coman on a permanent deal.
The 20-year-old has spent the last two seasons on loan with Bayern from Juventus.
“With Coman we have an option that is valid until April 30,” Rummenigge told Tuttosport. “He had a few difficulties after the Euros, but lately has returned to his usual level. We will probably activate the option to buy.”
Juventus and Bayern Munich regularly conduct business with each other, with Coman, Arturo Vidal and Medhi Benatia all switching clubs in recent years.
While Coman is set to be rewarded with a new contract in Germany, Benatia will return to Turin after struggling with injuries during his loan spell.
‘Benatia’s talent cannot be debated, but unfortunately he has been penalised by some physical problems,’ Rummenigge said.
‘In any case, I think he will stay in Turin, as we have a pretty clear agreement with Juventus.