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Watch: Carlo Ancelotti Responds To Rumours Linking Seamus Coleman With Bayern Munich

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - JANUARY 02: Leighton Baines of Everton is mobbed by team mates including Seamus Coleman (top) after scoring his team's second goal during the Premier League match between Everton and Southampton at Goodison Park on January 2, 2017 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

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.

LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 06:  Carlo Ancelotti the head coach of Bayern Muenchen speaks to the media during the FC Bayern Muenchen press conference at the Emirates Stadium on March 6, 2017 in London, England.  (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images)

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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Nick is a soccer, GAA and rugby fanatic who has a worrying obsession with the Irish football team. His articles focus on Irish football and he also writes some light-hearted pieces, particularly quirky starting XIs.