Spurs to miss out as Bundesliga giants seal £31m move for France star

Oli Fisher

Tottenham have been dealt a summer transfer blow as one of their defensive targets is set for Bayern Munich, a report claims.

Sources confirmed to TEAMtalk earlier in the week that Spurs had placed a £44m bid for France World Cup star Benjamin Pavard.

Spurs are still anticipating that Belgian ace Toby Alderweireld will move on this summer, with a switch to Manchester United still a strong possibility.

Mauricio Pochettino is understood to have a number of potential replacements in mind – but Pavard’s performances for France in Russia – as well as his versatility – has caught the interest of the Argentine and his scouting staff.

The 22-year-old has been hugely impressive at right-back for France, but he normally operates as a centre-half for his club side – and has even played in midfield.

However, German outlet SWR Sport claims that Bayern have agreed a deal with Stuttgart that would see Pavard move to Munich ahead of the 2019-20 campaign.

The Bundesliga champions will reportedly pay £31.2million next summer, which is believed to be the €35m release clause included in his contract.


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