Man Utd ‘have Benjamin Pavard transfer bid rejected by Bayern Munich as Erik ten Hag searches for new defender’
MANCHESTER UNITED had their surprise bid for Benjamin Pavard rejected by Bayern Munich, according to reports.
The Red Devils were in a race for the French full-back with Chelsea.
Despite attracting other European clubs such as Juventus and Atletico Madrid, Pavard decided to remain with the German giants, L’Equipe reports.
Bayern had been willing to accept £30million for the 26-year-old.
But later, it was revealed that Pavard convinced the club to let him stay at the Allianz Arena.
Pavard usually plays as a right-back but has proved himself as a centre half too, making him a useful asset to have around.
Pavard impressed as he won the 2018 World Cup with France.
This urged Bayern Munich to sign him for £31.5million a year later from Stuttgart.
He has made 123 appearances in all competitions, scoring seven goals and assisting 11.
Meanwhile, United will be left looking for another full-back to complete their squad.
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The Red Devils could keep their Rafael Varane-Lisandro Martinez pair-up but could want reinforcements on the flanks after a poor start to the Premier League season.
Tyrell Malacia shone against Liverpool on Monday, although it remains to be seen if Luke Shaw, Diego Dalot and Aaron Wan-Bissaka are trusted by Erik ten Hag.