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Liverpool & Chelsea join race for 27-year-old defender

Liverpool and Chelsea are interested in a quality defender.

The player in question is France and Bayern Munich star, Benjamin Pavard.

However, the duo look to face competition from Manchester City.

Bayern Munich have been linked with Manchester City full-back Kyle Walker in recent weeks and a major update emerged on Friday.

Sky Germany’s Florian Plettenberg reported on Friday that Bayern have reached an agreement with Walker over personal terms and that the England international has already said yes to the two-year plus-one deal offered.

To replace Walker, it has been suggested that City will sign Pavard:

“Benjamin Pavard is an important target for Man City for the right-back position but nothing is advanced regarding this deal. They have just had preliminary discussions and it is way too early to report anything on the player’s move to Manchester at this stage,” Fabrizio Romano said.

And now, Romano has provided an update on Liverpool and Chelsea’s interest in Pavard: “Yeah, of course (Liverpool are interested). He’s an interesting player for the Premier League,” he said.

“Chelsea are always in talks with his management; Liverpool are in talks with his management, Barcelona as well, but Barcelona don’t have the money at the moment. They would like to have him as a free agent next summer.”

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