A report offers two reasons for Inter Milan to be optimistic about their chances of signing Bayern Munich defender Benjamin Pavard.

The Nerazzurri are still looking to sign a new defender as soon as possible after parting ways with Milan Skriniar. The latter joined Paris Saint-Germain following the expiry of his contract.

Pavard has now emerged as the ultimate favorite in the Italians’ book. The club has reignited its interest in the 2018 World Cup winner.

According to Tuttosport via FcInterNews, Bayern have rejected Inter’s opening offer of 25 million euros (which could reach 30M with add-ons).

As the source explains, the Bundesliga champions are holding out for higher figures. They’re willing to drag the operation until the final hours of the summer transfer session.

This could be a dangerous maneuver, as the player’s contract will expire in June 2024.

Nevertheless, the report understands that the gap between supply and demand remains bridgeable.

Inter Milan’s Good Rapport With Bayern Munich Could Help Them Secure A Deal For Benjamin Pavard

Tuttosport expects Bayern to drop Pavard from the starting formation in their Bundesliga opener against Werder Bremen this evening. This would be a clear hint of an imminent departure.

Moreover, the source offers two reasons for the Nerazzurri to be optimistic about their chances of sealing a deal with the Bavarian giants.

First, Inter share an amicable rapport with the management of Bayern. The two clubs already conducted the transfer of Yann Sommer this summer.

Second, the Italian giants have showcased their sheer desire to finalize the operation swiftly for both Pavard and Bayern.

Thus, Inter’s indubitable determination could be the decisive element in the equation.