Manchester United have seen an opening bid for Benjamin Pavard turned down by Bayern Munich, but the two clubs remain locked in talks to find an agreement.
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The World Cup winner is Erik ten Hag’s choice to replace Harry Maguire, who has agreed personal terms over a £30million move to West Ham United.
United will not sanction Maguire’s departure until after Monday’s game against Wolves, as Ten Hag doesn’t want to risk being left short.
Pavard has a year remaining on his deal at Bayern and he’s made it clear that he’s not interested in signing an extension.
The Frenchman is keen to explore a different league and has already agreed personal terms – in principle – over a move to Old Trafford.
But Sky Sports Germany say United’s opening offer has been knocked back by Bayern.
While a fee has not been disclosed, Bayern are said to be seeking around £30m for the 27-year-old.
That’s exactly the price United will receive from West Ham for Maguire, but United had been keen to sign Pavard for a lower fee to save cash.
Nevertheless, talks continue as the two parties seek to reach a compromise.
Bayern are seeking to recoup cash after signing Harry Kane for an initial £86m.
The England captain made his debut in a 3-0 Super Cup defeat to RB Leipzig on Saturday, which Pavard also featured in.
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