Bayern Munich Coach Carlo Ancelotti says there ‘is no chance’ of Kingsley Coman returning to Juventus.
The Frenchman joined Bayern Munich in August 2015, and is part way through a €7m two-year loan in Bavaria. The club has the option to buy him outright for €21m, but after only making four starting appearances in the Bundesliga under Ancelotti, there was speculation of a return to Turin.
The Bayern boss rubbished such claims, and also spoke about Medhi Benatia, who made a move in the opposite direction this summer.
“Coman? His future is at Bayern,” the 57-year-old told Tuttosport. “We all rely heavily on him. There is no possibility of him returning to Juve.
“Benatia? We fulfilled the desire of the player, who wanted to return to Italy, where had played at high levels with Roma and Udinese. But Medhi is very good; I never had any doubts of that.”
After having praised Paulo Dybala and Gonzalo Higuain, the Coach’s thought turned to a different area of the Juventus team. Are the ‘BBC’ defence of Andrea Barzagli, Leonardo Bonucci and Giorgio Chiellini similar to the fabled backline of Arrigo Sacchi’s Milan?
“No, the eras are too different. The players nowadays are so different from those twenty or thirty years ago.
“Barzagli, Bonucci and Chiellini are good players and it is not by chance that the recent victories of Juventus have been based on a great defence.
“But the whole of the Juventus side is strong.”