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Manchester City interested in Stuttgart defender Benjamin Pavard?

Man City interested in Benjamin Pavard?
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Manchester City reportedly identify Stuttgart and France defender Benjamin Pavard as a long-term replacement for Vincent Kompany.

Stuttgart defender Benjamin Pavard has reportedly emerged as a transfer target for Manchester City.

Pavard has spent the last two seasons at Stuttgart, but the 22-year-old has continued to enhance his reputation while representing France at the World Cup.

Stuttgart are keen to keep Pavard in Germany for at least one more season but according to Suddeutsche Zeitung, City are ready to make an approach this summer.

The report suggests that Pep Guardiola would like to make Pavard - who can play at right-back and centre-back - a mainstay of the City defence for years to come.

Pavard has made 57 appearances for Stuttgart since leaving Lille in 2016, and Real Madrid and Bayern Munich are also said to be monitoring any developments.


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TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Manchester CityMan City1210203653132
2Liverpool129302351830
3Chelsea128402781928
4Tottenham HotspurSpurs1290320101027
5Arsenal1273226151124
6Bournemouth126242116520
7Watford126241714320
8Manchester UnitedMan Utd126242021-120
9Everton125431915419
10Leicester CityLeicester125251716117
11Wolverhampton WanderersWolves124441213-116
12Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton124261318-514
13West Ham UnitedWest Ham123361418-412
14Newcastle UnitedNewcastle12237915-69
15Burnley122371225-139
16Crystal Palace12228817-98
17Southampton12156821-138
18Cardiff CityCardiff122281125-148
19Huddersfield TownHuddersfield12147622-167
20Fulham121291131-205

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