Report: Bayern Munich scout Everton star Seamus Coleman, Man United still interested

Seamus Coleman playing for Republic of Ireland

Bayern Munich have reportedly had scouts at Everton to watch Seamus Coleman.

Coleman is considered to be one of the best full-backs in the Premier League and is an in-demand commodity, despite Everton’s poor season.

Since arriving at Goodison Park for £62,000 in 2009, the Irish international has established his brand of attacking full-back play and excelled last season under Roberto Martinez. At the age of 26 one would expect him to keep developing for a few more years, and he looks set to pass the 200-game mark for the Toffees.

Due to a number of impressive seasons in the top flight, a host of top Premier League clubs are rumoured to have turned their attention to the Republic of Ireland international. Manchester United are one such interested party, and the Guardian has reported that a £20 million bid could be heading to Everton in the summer.

United have long signed some of the best players from the UK and Ireland and a move for Coleman makes a lot of sense, with the right-back position one area of weakness at Old Trafford. Rafael seemingly has no future under Louis van Gaal and Coleman would represent a long-term investment for the Red Devils.

However, if they intend to make a move for him, it now appears as if they will have to fight off interest from another European giant. As reported by Bild, Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich have been scouting Coleman in the last few weeks and are preparing to make an offer for the full-back in the summer transfer window, although the report mentions that United are still interested.

With two illustrious clubs after Coleman, and the Toffees struggling in the league, Everton may well see their resolve tested over the summer, with some big decisions in the pipeline.

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