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Arsenal and Liverpool boost as Benjamin Pavard denies he agreed to join Bayern Munich

Pavard only made his senior international debut last November and helped France win the World Cup, but has hinted he could leave Germany next summer

Stuttgart defender Benjamin Pavard has denied he has agreed to join Bayern Munich – giving hope to Arsenal and Liverpool that he could still join them.

The French World Cup winner was one of the stars of Russia and scored goal of the tournament against Argentina, sparking talk of a big summer move to England.

Benjamin Pavard with France team-mate N’Golo Kante

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Benjamin Pavard with France team-mate N’Golo Kante

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Pavard, 22, insists he is happy at Stuttgart, but the Frenchman has given his Premier League admirers a huge boost admitting he could leave the Bundesliga next year.

Ahead of the world champions’ Uefa Nations League game with Germany, he told L’Equipe: “I did not sign anything at all (with Bayern).

“You are the journalists who say that I signed (for Bayern).

“I’m in Stuttgart, I’m fine there. My career plan was to stay one more season in Germany.


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Benjamin Pavard brilliant strike against Argentina won goal of the tournament

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Benjamin Pavard brilliant strike against Argentina won goal of the tournament

Benjamin Pavard has denied he has agreed to join Bayern Munich

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Benjamin Pavard has denied he has agreed to join Bayern Munich

Benjamin Pavard has 12 caps for France including the World Cup final win over Croatia

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Benjamin Pavard has 12 caps for France including the World Cup final win over Croatia

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“I am in a very big German club, with fantastic fans.

“This club is a family, that’s what I need and that’s what I like about this club. I’m very good there.

“It’s true that the World Cup came faster than expected, nobody expected it, not even me at the very beginning.”

The 12-cap international, who operated at right-back for France in Russia can also play in central defence, has a contract at the Mercedes-Benz Arena until 2021.

He began his career at Lille before moving to Germany two years ago, and he has made 57 appearances for Die Roten.


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