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Bayern Munich to sign Benjamin Pavard from Stuttgart at end of season

Bayern Munich have confirmed that Benjamin Pavard will join on a five-year deal from Stuttgart at the end of the season.

Pavard, 22, has been linked with Bundesliga champions Bayern since winning the World Cup with France last summer and will complete a move in July after a €35 million release clause was triggered.

"We are delighted, proud and happy that we won over Benjamin Pavard for Bayern Munich," sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic told reporters at the club's winter training camp in...

LIVE Transfer Talk: Liverpool, Tottenham Hotspur, Bayern Munich in battle for Benjamin Pavard

Europe's biggest clubs continue to work behind the scenes as the winter transfer window approaches. Transfer Talk has been scouring the world's media to see who could be heading to your club when Jan. 1 arrives.

TOP STORY: European giants battle for World Cup-winning defender

If Calciomercato are to be believed, Napoli have joined Bayern Munich, Liverpool and Tottenham in the battle to sign Benjamin Pavard. The VfB Stuttgart centre-back starred for France as a right-back during the World Cup and...


2018 World Cup's best goal goes to Benjamin Pavard's swerving rocket

Benjamin Pavard's impressive strike for France against Argentina has been voted as the top goal of the World Cup.

More than three million votes from fans logged on FIFA's website gave the nod to Pavard over Juan Quintero's free kick against Japan.

Pavard levelled the round-of-16 game for France against Argentina by striking the ball with the outside of his foot from distance, and the ball curled into the net.

France went on to beat Argentina 4-3. France went on to win the tournament, beating Croatia...

Stuttgart director urges Benjamin Pavard to reject Bayern Munich

Stuttgart sporting director Michael Reschke says the club are hopeful they can keep Benjamin Pavard for one more season.

The French defender impressed at the World Cup and has been heavily linked with a move to Bayern Munich; and while Reschke admits Stuttgart are realistic about their finances, their objective would be to keep Pavard at the club another 12 months.

"Of course, as a professional club, we have to bear in mind our overall financial situation in the decision process," Reschke told ESPN...

Paul Pogba was 'strong man' of France's World Cup triumph - Adil Rami

Paul Pogba was "the strong man of the France team" in their World Cup final win, veteran defender Adil Rami told L'Equipe in the wake of Les Bleus' triumph in Moscow.

Pogba struck his team's third goal in their 4-2 defeat of Croatia at the Luzhniki Stadium to earn France their second World Cup -- 20 years after their first.

Strongly criticised throughout last season with Manchester United and in the build-up to the tournament, Pogba stood out during the World Cup for toning down his characteristically...

 By Mark Lovell

Stuttgart determined not to sell France hero Benjamin Pavard this summer - sporting director

Stuttgart are prepared to knock back any approaches this summer for defender Benjamin Pavard amid reports Bayern Munich will trigger the France international's €35 million release clause in 2019.

Currently impressing in defence for his country at the World Cup, Pavard, 22, is contracted until 2021 at the Bundesliga club. He scored a brilliant equaliser for France in their 4-3 round-of-16 victory over Argentina on Saturday.

"We make no secret of the fact that Benjamin has a release clause...