Real Madrid have reportedly seen a bid for Benjamin Pavard rejected by VfB Stuttgart.
Manchester United and Arsenal have been linked with a move for Pavard, but Real are keen to bring the full-back to Madrid in January.
Pavard would attract a hefty transfer fee having won the World Cup with France as their No.1 right-back during the summer.
And Sport Bild claim Real have made their move for Pavard ahead of January, but Stuttgart have turned down the offer.
Stuttgart do not want to do business in January, seeing little sense in selling a key player mid-way through the season.
Real are in touch with Stuttgart and are now a step ahead of Pavard’s other suitors.
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Bayern Munich too are interested, but are happy to wait until the summer to lure Pavard away from Stuttgart.
Pavard was a surprise inclusion and starter in the French team in Russia, but played every minute of their World Cup triumph.
The 22-year-old’s performances in Russia alerted the attentions of Arsenal and United, who are both on the hunt for young full-backs.
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