By Lee Davey
Bayern Munich defender Benjamin Pavard has hinted he could move to Manchester United or Chelsea in the future.
Pavard has spent the past six years in the Bundesliga with Stuttgart and Bayern, after making his professional breakthrough with Lille in 2016.
The France international was tracked by a number of European clubs this summer but opted to remain with the Bundesliga champions.
Both United and Chelsea were reportedly eyeing a swoop for the Frenchman as they sought to boost their defensive options.
Speaking to Telefoot, Pavard revealed he received offers from different clubs during the summer and failed to rule out a move to the Premier League.
“I questioned myself, I had calls from different clubs with my agent. Afterwards, I had the Bayern coach with whom we spoke and with whom we have a good relationship,” said Pavard.
“He made me understand that I was in his plans, that I was important for the team. Maybe one day I will go to one of these clubs, you never know what the future holds.
“I’m still at Bayern Munich. Afterwards, we have time to project ourselves.”
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Pavard is remembered for his goal for France in the 2018 World Cup Round of 16 clash against Argentina.
The defender drilled home an effort from 20 yards, which was later named goal of the tournament.
At Bayern, he has gone on to win three Bundesliga titles and a Champions League trophy to add to his World Cup winners medal.
Pavard started Bayern’s first five games of the season but has since lost his place in the side to Moroccan youngster Noussair Mazraoui, who signed on a free transfer from Ajax this summer.
Atletico Madrid, Juventus and Paris Saint-Germain have previously shown interest in Pavard but the Premier League could be next on the list for the Frenchman.
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