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Real Madrid, Barcelona, Chelsea explore possibility of signing Bayern Munich defender in 2023

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Bayern Munich defender Benjamin Pavard looks set to depart next summer with his relationship with manager Julian Nagelsmann breaking down. And, Real Madrid and Barcelona are among clubs keeping an eye on his situation in Bavaria.

This claims comes from SPORT, who report that the 26-year-old French international has decided to leave the German champions next summer when he enters the final year of his contract.

Not long ago, Pavard was believed to be negotiating with Bayern over an extension. However, his relationship with Nagelsmann has broken down after an argument at the training ground.

Furthermore, the Frenchman was hit with a heavy fine after failing a breathalyzer test after a match, which is believed to have played a part in talks over a new deal stalling.

Pavard, in a recent interview with Gazzetta dello Sport, also seemed to hint that he had reached the end of the cycle in Germany and was ready to move in the summer. It has seemingly alerted several top clubs, including Real Madrid.

The Merengues’ interest comes as somewhat of a surprise, considering that Carlo Ancelotti has the right-back spot covered with Dani Carvajal and Lucas Vazquez while Vinicius Tobias is also an option, although the club are yet to decide on his permanent signing.

Apart from Real Madrid, Barcelona, who are in the market for a new right-back, are also said to be looking at Pavard, although the report specifies that the Catalans do not intend to enter a bidding war for the 2018 FIFA World Cup winner.

Chelsea have had links with Pavard in the past as well and the 26-year-old could be seen as a long-term replacement for captain Cesar Azpilicueta who is well into his thirties. Apart from these three clubs, AC Milan are also said to be monitoring the Frenchman’s situation.

While the report states that Real Madrid, along with Barcelona, Chelsea and Milan, have explored the possibility of signing Pavard, no firm offer has been presented to the right-back as of yet.

Whether Los Blancos are serious about bringing in the 2018 FIFA World Cup winner will be interesting to see, as he could potentially lock in the right-back slot for the next half-a-decade at least.

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Real Madrid face Premier League, Saudi Arabia competition for free transfer target

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Real Madrid are set to welcome two new stars this summer, Kylian Mbappe and Endrick, but the Merengues are keen on further bolstering their squad.

Owing to the embarrassment of riches Real Madrid possess in midfield, replacing Toni Kroos with a new signing in midfield is not seen as an immediate priority.

Nonetheless, interesting opportunities will invariably be evaluated closely and it appears the name of Adrien Rabiot has entered the club’s crosshairs.

Real Madrid not the only ones interested

But, according to Gazzetta dello Sport, Real Madrid face stiff competition from Premier League clubs and Saudi Arabian teams in their pursuit of midfielder Adrien Rabiot.

The French midfielder is set to become a free agent if he chooses not to renew his contract with Juventus, a decision that seems increasingly likely.

Rabiot set to become a free agent this summer. (Photo by FRANCK FIFE/AFP via Getty Images)

Known for his technical prowess and versatility, Rabiot excels at playing multiple roles in midfield and notably thriving as a goal threat with late runs inside the opposition box that tend to catch opponents off guard.

While Real Madrid have no shortage of quality in midfield, Dani Ceballos’ exit could pave the way for the 29-year-old to secure a signing for Los Blancos.

However, Real Madrid would have to outmanoeuvre both the financial prowess of Saudi Arabian teams and the competitive allure of Premier League clubs to secure Rabiot’s signature.

On top of that, Juventus are also not giving up on their efforts to try and renew the contract of the French international.

In any case, Rabiot is unlikely to be a priority target for the club but they will be sure to keep a close eye on how his situation develops.

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