Manchester City and Manchester United are locked in a race for Bayern Munich’s Benjamin Pavard, who is determined to leave the German champions this summer.
That’s according to journalist Florian Plettenberg, who say the Frenchman won’t be staying at the Allianz Arena and won’t be extending his contract beyond 2024.
He ‘still wants to leave’ and that means Bayern will need to sell this summer to avoid losing him on the free transfer next year. Fortunately for them, there are interested parties.
According to the journalist ‘it’s still a race’ between Manchester City, Manchester United and Juventus at this stage of the summer window.
One deal that won’t be happening is a swap with Manchester City for Kyle Walker. He’s been targeted by Bayern but the idea of swapping the two players is ‘no hot topic’ at this moment in time.
Whether one arrives from Manchester United or Manchester City remains to be seen and will presumably be dependent on their other business.
If City sell Walker, then they’ll need a replacement and Pavard would make sense, while United appear to be focusing all of their efforts on getting a new striker for now.
There is plenty of time for things to change, though, and both clubs are very much in the race for Pavard as he looks to leave Bayern in the coming weeks.
Benjamin #Pavard, he still wants to leave FC Bayern this summer as he has no intention to extend his contract beyond 2024.
➡️ It’s still a race between ManCity, ManUtd and Juventus at this stage
➡️ Swap deal with Kyle Walker has been no hot topic in the last days. #MCFC
— Florian Plettenberg (@Plettigoal) July 27, 2023