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Bayern Munich reject initial offer from Man Utd for Benjamin Pavard

Bayern Munich have turned down an initial offer from Manchester United for Benjamin Pavard, according to German publication SportBILD.

The Red Devils are currently in advanced talks with West Ham United over the sale of Harry Maguire. The centre-back has yet to agree personal terms, but a deal could materialise in the coming days.

With this in mind, the club’s hierarchy are aiming to land a quality replacement, and SportBILD report that they have made an opening transfer offer to sign Pavard from the German champions.

The proposal has been rejected by Bayern, but United could return with a fresh bid. The Red Devils face competition from Liverpool. Pavard has been on their list since the start of the summer.

United need to move quickly to land Pavard

United have been linked with Pavard and Jean-Clair Todibo over the past few days, but it seems the former is the priority target for manager Erik ten Hag.

The decision is unsurprising in our opinion. The 27-year-old has vast experience of playing at the highest level.

Last season, he completed 67 passes per league game with an accuracy of 90 per cent. He won an impressive 2.3 tackles and five duels on average for Bayern.

The Frenchman managed those statistics despite making 50 per cent of his appearances from right-back. He would be a fantastic signing for United due to his versatility.

Todibo has more room to develop than Pavard as he is three-and-a-half years younger, but Ten Hag is clearly looking for a more experienced match-winner.

Pavard is currently valued at around €30 million by Bayern, but United are likely to negotiate a lower fee, considering he has entered the last year of his contract.

With Liverpool also keeping tabs on the situation, the Red Devils need to move quickly to sign him.

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