Manchester United is hoping to add more new players before September 1st.
According to rumors, Manchester United has been offered the chance to buy Bayern Munich defender Benjamin Pavard.
So far this summer, the Red Devils have had a mixed bag, adding Christian Eriksen, Lisandro Martinez, and Tyrell Malacia but failing to agree on a contract for top target Frenkie de Jong.
United(opens in new tab) has also had to cope with Cristiano Ronaldo’s desire to leave the club, a situation that does not appear to be over.
Erik ten Hag will no doubt be hoping to strengthen his squad further before the transfer window closes on September 1.
With Julian Nagelsmann keen to set up with a back three and wing-backs this season, there is no place for Pavard in his favored starting XI.
The right-back, who was part of France’s World Cup-winning squad in 2018, has therefore been offered to several clubs around Europe, including United and Chelsea.
Pavard, who can also play as a center-half, has made 120 appearances for Bayern since his move from Stuttgart in 2019.
Nagelsmann is said to want to keep hold of the Frenchman, who would provide useful cover for the likes of Dayot Upamecano, Matthijs de Ligt, and Theo Hernandez.
But Bayern is open to offers for the 26-year-old, whom they value at around £29.5m.
It remains to be seen whether United will submit a bid for the defender.
They appear to be focusing on strengthening other areas of the squad, namely the midfield.
But with Aaron Wan-Bissaka available for transfer and Diogo Dalot yet to convince at the highest level, United could be tempted to sign a player who has won the Champions League and three league titles.
Ten Hag’s team will begin the 2022/23 Premier League season at home to Brighton(opens in new tab) on Sunday afternoon.