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Bayern Munich demand €30 million for Barcelona target, club not ready to pay



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Bayern Munich raised many eyebrows with their deadline day capture of Joao Cancelo. The unhappy Manchester City star joined the club on a loan deal, which could be turned permanent in the summer.

According to Sport1 (h/t Diario SPORT), Bayern Munich are looking to partly finance the move through player sales. One of the candidates who could be put up for sale this summer is Benjamin Pavard, who has fallen out of favour under Julian Nagelsmann.

The buyout clause present in Cancelo’s contract is worth a whopping €70 million. Bayern, therefore, are demanding a tall figure of ̉€30 million for the services of Pavard.

The Frenchman, who has been linked with a move to Barcelona lately, has had a massive fallout with his current club, which has even disrupted the harmony of Bayern’s dressing room. His lack of game-time, coupled with his poor status in the first-team means that Pavard is dead set on leaving Allianz Arena.

Pavard was made available in the market in January, with Inter Milan among the clubs interested. But the French international did not leave the club, as he wanted to wait until summer. It appears he is favouring a move to Barcelona.

Pavard’s agent Pini Zahavi has an excellent relationship with Barça, having notably brokered. the deal to sign Robert Lewandowski in the summer. However, it remains unlikely that the Catalans can afford Bayern’s €30 million valuation for the player.

There is, however, room for negotiations, especially given the fact that Bayern Munich themselves may want to lower Cancelo’s buy clause of €70 million.

Barcelona, though, are clear about one thing – they are not in a position to spend a fortune in addressing the problem in the right-back position.

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