World Cup winner Benjamin Pavard hints at Premier League move with Manchester United and Chelsea as possible suitors for the Bayern Munich defender
Bayern Munich defender Benjamin Pavard has hinted he could move to Manchester United or Chelsea in the future. Pavard has spent the past six years in the Bundesliga with Stuttgart and Bayern, after making his professional breakthrough with Lille in 2016. Benjamin Pavard revealed that the Premier League is an option for him in the futureGetty The France international was tracked by a number of European clubs this summer but opted to remain with the Bundesliga champions. Both United and Chelsea were reportedly eyeing a swoop for the Frenchman as they sought to boost their defensive options. Speaking to Telefoot, Pavard revealed he received offers from different clubs during the summer and failed to rule out a move to the Premier League. “I questioned myself, I had calls from different clubs with my agent. Afterwards, I had the Bayern coach with whom we spoke and with whom we have a good relationship,” said Pavard. “He made me understand that I was in his plans, that I was important for the team. Maybe one day I will go to one of these clubs, you never know what the future holds. “I’m still at Bayern Munich. Afterwards, we have time to project ourselves.” Pavard scored the goal of tournament in the 2018 World Cup clash against Argentina Most read in Bundesliga worry Neuer manages more shots than Mane as Bayern record longest winless run in 20 years race Chelsea to rival Liverpool and Man United for Bellingham as Boehly plots £100m bid schooled Klopp and Tuchel protégé lined up by Brighton to replace Potter BETTER OFF Dortmund chief brands former star Haaland a 'burden' in final months at club flirting Dortmund chief says it would be 'charming' to see Ronaldo wear the club's jersey upset Saunders labelled an 'idiot' for comments on talkSPORT about Mane's move to Bayern Pavard is remembered for his goal for France in the 2018 World Cup Round of 16 clash against Argentina. The defender drilled home an effort from 20 yards, which was later named goal of the tournament. At Bayern, he has gone on to win three Bundesliga titles and a Champions League trophy to add to his World Cup winners medal. Pavard started Bayern’s first five games of the season but has since lost his place in the side to Moroccan youngster Noussair Mazraoui, who signed on a free transfer from Ajax this summer. Atletico Madrid, Juventus and Paris Saint-Germain have previously shown interest in Pavard but the Premier League could be next on the list for the Frenchman. Watch the World Cup with talkSPORT At talkSPORT we are powered by fans, so come and join us for the ultimate World Cup fan experience this winter – at the talkSPORT Fan Zone. In a huge indoor venue under the arches at Waterloo in London, we’ll bring you live screenings of every World Cup game. There will be Q&As with talkSPORT talent, you’ll be part of our live broadcasts, and there will be plenty of food and drink on offer too. Come and enjoy the best World Cup fan experience in London – and enjoy a pint on us – with tickets for England and Wales’ group stage games on sale now HERE!