BENJAMIN PAVARD is reportedly “fighting” to succeed Harry Maguire at Manchester United.
But the Red Devils could be put off by Bayern Munich’s £35m valuation for the defender.
Former captain Maguire is expected to leave Old Trafford.
AndSport report: The Frenchman is among the top targets set up by Erik ten Hag to strengthen his defence.
It is claimed the defender will do everything in his power to complete the move – although the two clubs have yet to agree on a transfer fee.
Pavard, 27, is in the final 12 months of his current contract at the Allianz Arena, having joined from Stuttgart for £31.4million in 2019.
He has no intention of signing a contract extension and would like to leave for a new company.
Despite his contract expiring, Bayern still reportedly want around £30m-35m.
However, that fee is more than United are willing to pay for the world champions, who can play at right-back or centre-back.
And they won’t finalize the Pavard deal until Maguire’s departure has been confirmed.
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United accepted a £30m offer from.
And SunSport revealed thatThe holders will reward Maguire with a £6million golden handshake to sweeten the deal.
However, an agreement with Ten Hag confirming Maguire could be in Monday night’s Premier League opener against Wolves has still not been reached.