Bayern Munich defender Benjamin Pavard has reportedly given his consent for a transfer to Inter Milan for tactical reasons.

The Nerazzurri are adamant about completing their backline as soon as possible. Their Serie A campaign starts tomorrow in a home fixture against Monza.

The club still hasn’t properly replaced Milan Skriniar who joined Paris Saint-Germain on on a free transfer this summer.

News reports have been linking the Beneamata with a host of possible alternatives. But in the last 24 hours or so, Pavard re-emerged as the club’s primary transfer target.

At the moment, Inter’s offers have fallen short of Bayern’s valuation. The Nerazzurri have reportedly put 25 million euros on the plate.

However, the Bundesliga champions are demanding 35 million, even though the player’s contract expires in June 2024.

But according to Sky Sport journalist Luca Marchetti (via FcInterNews), Pavard has requested a transfer and has given his green light for a move to Appiano Gentile.

The source cites tactical reasons behind the defender’s decision to leave the Bavarian giants.

Bayern coach Thomas Tuchel currently employs Pavard at right-back in a four-man defense. Nonetheless, the Frenchman desires a return to his original centre-back role.

Bayern Munich Defender Benjamin Pavard Is In Favor Of An Inter Milan Switch As It Would Allow Him To Play In His Preferred Position

For his part, Inter manager Simone Inzaghi would certainly grant Pavard his wish. He would deploy him as a right centre-back in his three-man backline, which could be an ideal role for the France international.

On another note, the source mentions Tottenham defender Japhet Tanganga as the most plausible alternative for Pavard. The 24-year-old could join the Nerazzurri on loan.

As the report explains, Trevoh Chalobah and Takehiro Tomiyasu are unlikely to arrive at this stage. The Chelsea defender is currently injured, while Arsenal would block the Japanese’s departure following Jurrien Timber’s recent injury.