Manchester United have reportedly had a bid rejected by Bayern Munich for Benjamin Pavard, with Liverpool also keeping tabs on the defender.

According to Bild journalist Christian Falk, the Bundesliga giants have turned down an opening offer from the Red Devils for the French international, who Liverpool have been linked with all summer.

The 27-year-old defender has been rumoured with a move away from Bayern for most of the window, with Liverpool one of many top sides reportedly interested in signing Pavard.

However, United have emerged in recent days as a favourite for the former VfB Stuttgart star, with Erik Ten Hag’s side now having a bid rejected by Bayern for Pavard.

Praised as ‘world-class’ by former Bayern manager Niko Kovac, Pavard would have been a dream defensive signing for Liverpool this summer, though United’s opening bid could make matters complicated for the Reds.

Liverpool can’t allow United to sign Pavard

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Liverpool’s transfer efforts over the last few days have been focused on the likes of Romeo Lavia and Moises Caicedo, yet a new defender could be just as important as a marquee midfield signing.

Which is why United beating the Anfield giants to Pavard would come across as such a blow for Liverpool, with the Bayern star a perfect addition for the Reds.

Able to play centre-back and right-back, Pavard would be the perfect cover for Liverpool’s backline, and United can’t be allowed to win the race for the Bayern superstar this summer given his immense quality.

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