The major transfer from Bayern Munich before the end of the transfer window is anticipated to be Benjamin Pavard. Pavard is anticipated to play against Augsburg on Sunday even though the Bavarian club has apparently reached an agreement with Inter Milan regarding a transfer fee.
La Gazzetta dello Sport reports that Thomas Tuchel is presently preventing Benjamin Pavard from leaving Bayern. The French defender’s replacement is difficult to come by for Die Roten, thus the German coach has requested Pavard to stay for another season.
Pavard is nevertheless eager to get out of Bavaria this summer. The French international has no intention of entering into new contract talks with Die Roten. Although Inter Milan is still trying to seal the deal, they won’t hesitate to move on to other targets if one cannot be found. Next summer, the Italian team will try to sign Pavard for nothing.
At the close of the January winter transfer window, Inter Milan also had a bid for Pavard rejected. The former Italian champions are trying to fill Milan Skriniar’s spot in the lineup. Earlier last summer, Skriniar left Inter to sign with Paris Saint-Germain on a free transfer.
If a trade for Benjamin Pavard fails to materialize, Inter Milan is reportedly considering a move for Perr Schuurs of Torino, according to the Italian newspaper La Stampa (via GIFN). The transfer market closes on Friday, so the Italian club will need Bayern’s final response on Pavard in the coming days.
Thilo Kehrer and Armel Bella-Kotchap have been mentioned as potential Pavard replacements by Bayern. Die Roten have also been linked with RB Leipzig’s defenders Lukas Klostermann and Mohamed Simakan, although Leipzig has no intention of offloading any of these players at this point in the transfer market.
In the event that they are unable to locate a suitable successor, the defending Bundesliga champions will be forced to maintain Pavard. Pavard has long been a favorite of Thomas Tuchel, so it won’t be difficult for him to rejoin the starting XI.
In January, clubs will be allowed to discuss a free move with Benjamin Pavard. Die Roten will suffer a financial loss as a result, but they must accept it because it is difficult to sign a top-notch defender this late in the transfer window. They will have a full year to find the ideal defender to replace Pavard.