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Bayern Munich to pass on German RBs in search for Benjamin Pavard replacement

Local talent? Hard pass

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Recent reports show that Bayern Munich are targeting German RBs to replace Benjamin Pavard, who is on the cusp of a transfer to Inter Milan. The players in question were Southampton’s Armel Bella-Kotchap, RB Leipzig’s Lukas Klostermann and, for some reason, West Ham United’s Thilo Kehrer. However, Bayern are unconvinced of those three players and will most likely look at other targets:

Neither of the three German internationals being mentioned as possible Pavard replacements (Bella-Kotchap, Klostermann, Kehrer) is a hot topic at the moment. It’s difficult to imagine Bella-Kotchap taking on a #4 centre-back a year before the Euros at home. As for the other two, agents are also playing a role bringing their players into discussion. A move for either is unlikely.

– Sport Bild’s Tobi Altschäffl and Christian Falk as captured by Twitter account @iMiaSanMia

The Bavarians’ favorite Pavard replacement is Feyenoord and Netherlands player Lutsharel Geertruida. He has a €40 million fee, but Pavard’s transfer will generate the funds to get the Dutchman.

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