'I'm told': £31m star is desperate for PL move after being linked with Chelsea - Fabrizio Romano

Bayern Munich’s Benjamin Pavard would reportedly love a move to the Premier League amid transfer links to Chelsea.

Pavard, 26, is a talented defender that’s currently in Qatar as part of the France squad for the World Cup.

He was part of the previous France team to win the World Cup four years ago, so will be hoping to retain the crown and become a double world champion.

His deal with Bayern is current due to expire in 2024, but there’s recently been speculation about his future.

Sport claims that Chelsea, AC Milan and Real Madrid may be interested in trying to sign Pavard, who will likely cost €35million (£31million).

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Pavard would love Premier League move

Well-respected journalist Fabrizio Romano has added more fuel to the fire with an update on Pavard.

Apparently, the French defender really likes the idea of playing in the Premier League for the first time in his career.

“Pavard was discussed with Chelsea last summer but was not a top priority; now it’s normal that clubs are keeping info on him as Pavard is open to leave Bayern in 2023,” Romano said.

“He’d love Premier League move I’m told; but there is still nothing serious.”

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Pavard is proven at the top level as either a centre-back or right-back, which is why he could be a brilliant option for Graham Potter’s Chelsea.

It’s obvious the Blues need extra cover as the right full-back, something Pavard could give to help out the workload on Reece James.

Cesar Azpilicueta, 33, is still Chelsea’s club captain and a great versatile option at the back. However, Pavard could be his natural successor to fill multiple different roles in defence.

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Dom is a Chelsea supporter who has worked in online publishing for more than six years. Graduated from Staffordshire University in 2016, he now writes exclusively for The Chelsea Chronicle covering news, analysis and match coverage. He enjoys the dream position of writing about his boyhood club, which seems to be involved in more drama every single day than an episode of The Bill. Aside from his love for Chelsea, he supports and follows the England cricket team. He also fancies himself as the Sunday League version of Michael Essien.