Man United keen on signing €30m-rated France international

Benjamin Pavard has broken his silence after he was linked with a move to Man United from Bayern Munich this summer. The Red Devils saw a bid rejected for the 26-year-old right-back, who has won three Bundesliga titles and the Champions League with the Bavarians.

Chelsea, Atletico Madrid and Juventus were also linked with Benjamin, but he ultimately decided to remain with the Bundesliga giants. Pavard is under deal until 2024 and is a versatile asset as he is able to operate in many positions across the defence, right-back and centre-back.

Speaking about interest from other clubs this summer, France international said: ‘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. Maybe one day I will go to one of these clubs, you never know what the future holds.’

It has been a tricky start to the campaign for Bayern domestically, who have not registered a victory in their last four Bundesliga matches. The Bavarians, who have won the last 10 German top-flight titles in a row, were beaten 1-0 by Augsburg on Saturday following draws with Stuttgart, Union Berlin and Borussia Monchengladbach.

Those results have seen them drop to fourth in the table, behind Borussia Dortmund, Union Berlin and Freiburg, despite a strong start in the UCL in which they have won their opening two matches to top Group C.