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Bayern Munich’s options to replace Benjamin Pavard become clear, but time is ticking

Bayern Munich has some work to do.

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As the transfer window nears its closing, Bayern Munich is feverishly exploring all of its options to potentially replace Benjamin Pavard.

The versatile Frenchman is set for a transfer to Inter Milan, but Bayern Munich will not let him go until the club find an adequate replacement, who can fill the same type of role — a combination of a right-back and center-back.

Fabrizio Romano offered the latest update on the situation (as captured by @iMiaSanMia):

Bayern have discussed Armel Bella-Kotchap, Lutsharel Geertruida and Lukas Klostermann as they look for a replacement for Benjamin Pavard. They’re taking their time, and once a replacement has been decided, Pavard will have the green light to undergo his Inter medical.

Bella-Kotchap has been closely linked to Borussia Dortmund, but Sky Sport journalist Florian Plettenberg indicated that Bayern Munich could try to break that potential up:

❗️ Armel Bella-Kotchap is on the list of #FCBayern! Bosses have inquired about the 21 y/o German national as he’s a versatile defender. Internal discussions took place.

➡️ ABK has not yet a total verbal agreement with #BVB; Dortmund is considering a loan move.

Finally, Tz’s Mano Bonke and Philipp Kessler offered another bit of news on the topic (as captured by @iMiaSanMia):

Lutsharel Geertruida is definitely on Bayern’s list to replace Pavard, confirmed again. Bella-Kotchap is also being discussed. Lukas Klostermann is not a topic.

The rumors surrounding Bayern Munich and Bella-Kotchap could spark Borussia Dortmund to expedite its own pursuit of the Southampton 21-year-old, but with other good options on the table, Bayern Munich should be able to find a match in the coming days.

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