Inter Milan are keen to sign Bayern Munich defender Benjamin Pavard as a replacement for Milan Skriniar this summer.

This according to today’s print edition of Milan-based newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport, via FCInterNews, who report that the Frenchman is one of the Nerazzurri’s top targets to replace Skriniar, although the costs associated with signing him could make it difficult.

It looks clearer and clearer that Pavard will leave Bayern this summer.

The 27-year-old former Stuttgart man’s contract with the German champions is set to run out at the end of June 2024.

Bayern have offered Pavard an extension. However, according to the Gazzetta, the players has made his decision clear – he will not sign a new deal.

This makes it likely that Bayern will cash in on Pavard during the summer transfer window.

The Bavarians will not want to lose the 2018 World Cup winner on a free transfer next summer.

Inter Milan Want Bayern Star Pavard As Replacement For Skriniar

One of the clubs with the strongest interest in signing Pavard is Inter, according to the Gazzetta.

The Nerazzurri had tried to get a deal done for him already in January when it looked as though Skriniar could be sold to Paris Saint-German. However, Skriniar stayed put and Pavard remained at Bayern.

However, this only delayed the inevitable – Skriniar will leave this summer. Inter are looking for a like-for-like replacement.

According to the Gazzetta, Pavard continues to be one of the Nerazzurri’s primary targets to take the former Sampdoria man’s place.

Signing the 27-year-old wouldn’t necessarily be easy, however. The primary obstacle looks to be the high cost of signing him.

Even with Pavard’s contract situation, Bayern will want a substantial fee for a player of his quality and age.

Then, the Nerazzurri would also have to offer the Frenchman a 4-5 year contract on substantial wages.