Inter Milan have reportedly found an agreement in principle with Benjamin Pavard, but must raise their offer to strike a deal with Bayern Munich.

Throughout the day, several circulating reports have been linking the 27-year-old to the Nerazzurri and Manchester United.

The Italian giants are eager to sign a competent new defender to replace Milan Skriniar. The latter joined Paris Saint-Germain on a free transfer.

For their part, the Red Devils would like to bolster their ranks with a World Cup winner like Pavard. But they must first offload Harry Maguire to make room for the Frenchman.

According to Sky Deutschland journalist Florian Plettenberg via FcInterNews, Inter have presented an offer worth 30 million euros  (including bonuses) for Pavard.

However, this sum wasn’t enough to tempt the Bavarian giants who are holding out for 40 million euros.

This is a considerably large asking price for a player who’s on an expiring contract. The defender’s deal with the Bundesliga champions only runs until June 2024.

Inter Milan’s Offer For Benjamin Pavard Wasn’t Enough To Sway Bayern Munich Who Are Holding Out For 40 Million Euros

The source adds that the Nerazzurri have an accord in principle with the versatile defender who reportedly reiterated his decision to leave the club on Wednesday.

However, Inter will have to raise their offer if they’d like to grab a hold of their desired target before the end of the summer transfer session.

For their part, Bayern wouldn’t mind keeping Pavard if they don’t receive satisfactory offers. Though, this means losing his services for free at the end of the season.