Bayern Munich have confirmed that they turned down an important offer for Benjamin Pavard with reports suggesting it came from Inter. The Nerazzurri have been linked with the Frenchman since last summer and reportedly made a bid to sign him in January, before his contract with Bayern comes to an end in June.
Speaking to German newspaper BILD, Bayern director Hasan Salihamidzic confirmed that they turned down a bid, but didn’t state where it came from:
“Benjamin is a very important player for us and extremely versatile in defence. We have big targets for this season and we can’t do without him. Economically, the offer was attractive, but for us, the sporting project always prevails.”
German transfer journalist Christian Falk confirmed via Twitter that the bid did indeed from from Inter, while Fabrizio Romano adds that Barcelona are also eyeing Pavard this summer.
Inter are expected to be in the hunt for at least one new centre-back in June, given that Milan Skriniar will join PSG in June and the future of Stefan de Vrij and Danilo D’Ambrosio seems uncertain for the moment.
Pavard has stated in a previous interview that he would like to play in Serie A one day, given that so many of his idols once featured in Italy.