Man United in the battle for €30m-rated Bundesliga star

Benjamin Pavard is starting at an uncertain future at Bayern following their capture of Matthijs de Ligt. Many expect the 26-year-old defender to leave the Bundesliga club this summer, which has put top teams such as Man United and Chelsea on alert.

The Red Devils have already included Benjamin in their transfer wishlist, while Chelsea are naturally included in the mix, as they are currently on the lookout for defensive reinforcements, in light of the expected departures of many star footballers.

The Red Devils are fresh from the capture of Lisandro Martinez. With the Argentine centre-back ready to compete with Varane, Maguire and Lindelof ahead of the new campaign, the club do not ideally require the services of an additional defender.

However, Pavard is a right-back who has showcased his quality in the past for both club and country. Although his spell at Allianz Arena has been far from ideal, he is still regarded as one of the best defenders in France, with many rating him highly for his composure. And the Bavarians will demand nearly €35m for him.

In many ways, the Frenchman resembles the style of Wan-Bissaka. But the French defender offers far more technical quality and is tactically versatile enough to operate as a centre-back. As such, he could prove to be a smart piece of investment, as far as the Red Devils are concerned. Although a contract extension has not been ruled out.