Stuttgart have made it clear the Liverpool and Tottenham target Benjamin Pavard will not be leaving the club this summer.
According to Bild Liverpool are ready to test Stuttgart’s resolve to keep one of their highly-rated young players Pavard.
Reds boss Jurgen Klopp is keen to further strengthen his defensive options despite the £75m arrival of Virgil van Dijk in January.
The defender has impressed this season in the heart of a Stuttgart defence which has shipped the second least amount of goals in the Bundesliga, with Pavard earning a call-up to the France squad on the back of some excellent displays.
And Bild reckons Liverpool will launch a £30million offer for the 21-year-old at the end of the season.
The defender has also been linked with Tottenham, who have scouted the player, and who could be seeking a replacement for Toby Alderweireld this summer.
Both clubs though are likely to be disappointed though, because Stuttgart have no intentions of letting Pavard leave at the moment and especially not at the £30million mark.
“From being an exceptional talent, Benjamin Pavard is definitely on the way to becoming an international top player,” Stuttgart sporting executive Michael Reschke told Bild.
“We are the ideal club for him right now and he feels that,” Reschke added. “If, in the future, a club from Europe’s top 10 shows real interest, we’ll sit down. Benjamin and his agent are aware of it.
“But if this summer a club believes they can sign him for €30million, this club is profoundly wrong. We wouldn’t even open the door for such a talk.”