World Cup winner Benjamin Pavard ‘willing’ to join Chelsea this summer but Bayern Munich are expected to keep the defender

Bayern Munich defender Benjamin Pavard has announced his willingness to join Chelsea if a suitable offer is made.

The 26-year-old has been linked with a move to Stamford Bridge after the Blues missed Jules Conde, who is heading to Barcelona.

Chelsea suffered another setback in the transfer window, as Conde decided to join Barcelona

But they are now keen to sign Bayern defender Pavard, who aspires to play as central defender

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But they are now keen to sign Bayern defender Pavard, who aspires to play as central defender

And the Build She mentioned that Pavard would be keen to link up with Thomas Tuchel if Chelsea made a suitable offer.

Pavard, who plays primarily as a right-back, prefers playing as a central defender and is likely to get this opportunity at Chelsea.

However, BILD, as quoted by Get Football News Germany, also reported that he is expected to start the season as a Bayern Munich player.

Nosair Mazraoui still needs time to join the German champions after his free transfer from Ajax, which means Pavard will likely be the first choice at right-back.

Bayern’s acquisition of Matthias de Ligt means that the Frenchman’s chances of playing in the middle are likely to be limited.

Pavard brought with him bags of experience, winning nine major titles with the German champions.


Pavard joined Bayern Munich from Stuttgart in the summer of 2019

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Pavard joined Bayern Munich from Stuttgart in the summer of 2019

He also achieved success at the international level after winning the World Cup with France in 2018, a tournament in which he scored a stunning goal in their 4-3 victory over Argentina in the last 16.

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