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Update: Inter Milan to bid €30 million, plus add ons for Bayern Munich’s Benjamin Pavard

Bayern Munich might need a right-back...and quickly.

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Update: August 21st, 7:55AM EDT: Inter pushes bid higher

According to a report from Sky’s Kaveh Solhekol, Inter Milan is set to push its bid to Bayern munich for Benjamin Pavard to the next level:

Full text of the tweet is available here:

Inter Milan close to agreeing deal to sign Benjamin Pavard from Bayern Munich. Manchester United had held talks about signing Pavard but they needed to sell before they could sign another defender. Inter paying about €30 million plus add ons for Pavard. Bayern already looking for replacements.

According to a report from La Gazzetta dello Sport (as captured by EuroSport’s Guillaume Maillard-Pacini via @iMiaSanMia), Bayern Munich defender Benjamin Pavard’s rumored move to Inter Milan is considered “imminent.”

In recent days, the Frenchman has been closely linked to both Inter Milan and Manchester United, but the Italian side appears to Pavard’s choice for where he wants to play for the next chapter — at least for now:

Inter and Bayern are very close to reaching an agreement for Benjamin Pavard. The Italians have raised their offer to €28m + €5m, gap is now only €2m. Everything should be wrapped up today. Bayern want the fixed part to be €30m, Inter are preparing a final raise. Deal is imminent.

The timing of Pavard’s sale would be odd to say the least. Bayern Munich’s depth at center-back and right-back will both take a massive hit if Pavard leaves, especially after Josip Stanišić was loaned away to Bayer Leverkusen.

At this stage, the Bavarians will have to go out and find another player who can at least play right-back. Per reports, Bayern Munich took another swing at Manchester City’s Kyle Walker, but came up empty.

If Pavard leaves, Bouna Sarr and Konrad Laimer would be the next in line should Noussair Mazraoui go down with an injury.

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