Bayern Munich coach Carlo Ancelotti has distanced himself from a move for Republic of Ireland captain Seamus Coleman.
With Philip Lahm coming to the end of his career, the Italian tactician could be in the market for a new right-back and Coleman is a man that has been touted as a target for the Bavarian giants, according to the Irish Independent.
Brazilian full-back Rafinha has been tremendous for the German champions and will likely take over from the World Cup-winning defender.
Everton, however, will be happy to hear the response from Ancelotti when asked about a move for Coleman. At a recent press conference the Bayern boss simply replied ‘no’ when asked if he was a potential replacement for Lahm.
The 28-year-old is enjoying a resurgence under Ronald Koeman since returning from injury earlier in the season, however it seems the former Chelsea manager is not a fan given his prompt dismissal of the Killybegs man.
In the past few months Coleman has been tipped for a move to a bigger club despite continually flourishing at Goodison Park.
Roy Keane backed the Ireland skipper with a move to Manchester United, where he could potentially fit in to Jose Mourinho’s plans. Unfortunately, the Allianz Arena doesn’t seem to be a possibility anytime soon.
Skip to 19:30 to see Ancelotti’s answer to the Coleman rumours:
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