Chelsea have “explored” a move to snap up Bayern Munich defender Benjamin Pavard, according to Sport.
The Catalan publication reports that the Blues, along with Barcelona, Real Madrid and AC Milan, are all weighing up bids for the 26-year-old.
Pavard, who won the World Cup with France in 2018, has spoken about leaving Bayern in recent days and, with his contract set to expire in eighteen months’ time, a departure from the Bundesliga champions is likely.
Sport claim that the fullback’s poor relationship with Bayern’s head coach Julian Nagelsmann may hasten his exit from the German club. The pair are not on good terms with the player having been “expelled” from some training sessions this season.
It is believed that, with his contract running down, Pavard could be let go for around €35m (£31m), which is a reasonable fee considering his age and experience. His ability to play in a back three would also be very beneficial for manager Graham Potter.