Bayern Munich keen to extend Benjamin Pavard’s contract as Barcelona and Chelsea show interest

Bayern Munich will look to extend French international Benjamin Pavard’s (26) contract, according to a report from La Voix du Nord. The 2018 World Cup winner with Les Bleus joined Bayern from Stuttgart in 2019 in a five-year deal. He won the Champions League in 2020 and every Bundesliga title since his arrival in Munich. Last autumn, Pavard explained in an interview with L’Équipe that he would like to experience another league than Bundesliga, in which he has been playing since 2016. FC Barcelona and Chelsea are reportedly keeping tabs on the Maubeuge-born player’s situation.

With Inter’s Milan Škriniar (28) expected to join PSG next suummer, I Nerazzurri have agreed a deal with Pavard to replace the Slovakian him as a centre-back. The discussions reportedly lasted several hours, with a deal shaping up in the form of a loan with an option to buy the player. However, Bayern turned down the proposal, with Pavard “only minutes” away from joining the Lombardy side on January 31 and Skriniar stayed put.

Bayern Munich are still keen to extend Pavard’s stay in Bavaria. Sporting director Hasan Salihamidžić claimed that the Frenchman was a very important player for Bayern and that they would try to succeed together. Head coach Julian Nagelsmann played him as the right-sided centre-back, his favourite position, in a 3-man defense recently. Will it be enough to convince him to put pen to paper?

GFFN | Bastien Cheval

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