Inter Milan are pushing hard to complete the signing of reported Liverpool target Benjamin Pavard.

Pavard has been on the market for most of the summer, having decided to leave Bayern Munich. Plenty of top sides have seemingly been in the mix, with Liverpool mentioned numerous times.

However, according to journalist Florian Plettenberg on Twitter, Inter could be about to win the race.

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“Benjamin Pavard: Understand the written offer from Inter is close to €30m [£26m] with add-ons included,” Plettenberg reports. “No official rejection from FC Bayern yet – but the bosses want more.

“Inter is pushing for him now as there is a verbal agreement in principle. Yesterday he has informed [Bayern CEO] Dreesen that he definitely wants to leave Bayern now – as per @altobelli13 [SportBild journalist Tobi Altschaffl] Tuchel is also informed.”

Inter pushing to seal Pavard deal

Pavard’s case has been a bit of a strange one this summer. At various points the Frenchman has looked close to signing for both Manchester City and Manchester United, amongst others.

At one stage, it had even looked like Pavard joining Liverpool was a genuine possibility.

The World Cup winner was seemingly keen to move to Anfield, and with Liverpool on the lookout for a new, versatile defender, it could have made sense.

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But in reality, Pavard never had the look of the type of player the Reds would be going after.

As the imminent arrival of Wataru Endo from Stuttgart shows, Liverpool can certainly surprise you in the market. The Japanese is about as far removed from their usual profile of target as it’s possible to be.

Pavard though, might be even further. While Endo is an under-the-radar type signing that the Reds have done in the past, it’s harder to see them going for a much higher profile slightly fading star like Pavard.

For Inter on the other hand, that’s pretty much their speciality. Serie A has lost some of its glamour in recent years as the big sides in Italy fail to compete with their English counterparts. They may feel Pavard’s signing will change that to some degree. But we won’t be losing too much sleep over it.

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