Manchester United and Barcelona interested as Benjamin Pavard looks to leave Bayern Munich

Following yesterday’s reports that Benjamin Pavard was intent on leaving Bayern Munich, L’Équipe indicate today that several major European clubs are interested in bringing in the French international this summer.

The defender, whose contract expires at the end of next season, has no intention of renewing. In any case, though, another round of discussions will take place with the new upper management at the German champions, given Sporting Director Hasan Salihamidžić was dismissed in the wake of the dramatic final-day title win. It remains to be seen whether the Bavarians will be open to letting the former Lille man go.

In the meantime, several clubs have begun making moves to sign the 27-year-old this summer. L’Équipe report that Champions League finalists Inter are still interested, having already tried their luck back in January, while Manchester United have placed the World Cup winner at the top of their shortlist of central defenders. Barcelona have been in regular contact with the 4-time Bundesliga winner’s entourage, but the Catalans are looking for a right-sided defensive recruit – Pavard, though, is prioritising a move that would see him playing regularly as a centre-back, his favoured position.


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