Are Manchester United and Chelsea set to do battle over Bayern Munich defender this summer?

Are Manchester United and Chelsea preparing for a battle for the Bayern Munich defender this summer?


Chelsea and Manchester United are set to battle again in the transfer market as they are both sides interested in Bayern Munich defender Benjamin Pavard this summer, according to reports in France.

Chelsea and Thomas Tuchel are keen to find a suitable replacement for Reece James this season amid fears that Cesar Azpilicueta may be joining Barcelona, โ€‹โ€‹as the England player suffered an injury-prone season last time out.

Meanwhile, Erik ten Hag is believed to be unhappy with his current choices at right-back and Aaron Wan-Bissaka is likely to leave the club this summer, leaving only Diogo Dalot as a viable option in that position.

Are Manchester United and Chelsea preparing for a battle for the Bayern Munich defender this summer?

Aaron Wan-Bissaka is expected to leave Manchester United this summer if the Red Devils can find a new right-back (Photo by David S. Bustamante / Soccrates / Getty Images).

Having missed Jonathan Klaus this summer, both clubs are believed to be considering a move for Bayern Munich defender Benjamin Pavard, with the 26-year-old considering a move away from Bavaria this summer, according to to liberate.

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However, there are two problems facing Manchester United and Chelsea if they wish to pursue a deal for the Frenchman. First, they are not alone, as both Atletico Madrid and Juventus are also eyeing a move for the defender.

Second, and perhaps most importantly, Pavard is believed to be keen to return to his roots as a central defender, not as a full-back.

Are Manchester United and Chelsea preparing for a battle for the Bayern Munich defender this summer?

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Chelsea have already signed Kalidou Koulibaly from Napoli and are close to a deal for Sevilla defender Jules Conde, which means that Does not seem to They will be looking to move to Pavard as well.

In addition, Manchester United have signed Lisandro Martinez to join Harry Maguire, Raphael Varane and Victor Lindelof at the heart of the defence, which again makes Pavard’s transfer seem unlikely.

If he would like to play as a right-back, a move to either side would make sense, but in the center of defense it is not essential.


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