As reported by La Gazzetta dello Sport, Benjamin Pavard has reportedly declined a proposal from Manchester United, with Inter Milan now poised to bring him aboard.
Inter have upped their bid for the Bayern Munich defender, and Italian sources suggest they’re on the brink of finalising the deal for the French international.
L'Inter rilancia, Pavard è vicino: le cifre della trattativa col Bayern https://t.co/Bg2SfIoJTQ— La Gazzetta dello Sport (@Gazzetta_it) August 21, 2023
The two footballing giants could potentially agree terms today. However, a stumbling block remains as Bayern Munich is on the hunt for a suitable replacement for their 2018 World Cup-winning defender.
With Pavard eager for a change and his contract set to lapse in June 2024, Bayern might see this as their final opportunity to gain a substantial fee from his transfer. La Gazzetta highlights that Pavard seems to favour a switch to Inter Milan, having turned down an advance from Manchester United.
Over the weekend, Beppe Marotta acknowledged the 27-year-old’s inclination towards the Nerazzurri. Meanwhile, dealmaker Giovanni Branchini has indicated that the transfer’s completion hinges on Bayern Munich securing a new right-back to fill the void left by the departing Frenchman.
Manchester United transfer options coming to the end of the transfer window are now looking slim. Many reporting that the club need to sell before they can make official moves for others, and after the clubs 2-0 defeat to Tottenham over the weekend the need for new additions is clear.