Inter Milan are still waiting for an official response from Bayern Munich to their offer for defender Benjamin Pavard.

This according to today’s print edition of Milan-based newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport, via FCInterNews, who report that the Nerazzurri are not quite as optimistic as they had been about getting a deal done, but still anticipating the German champions’ response.

Inter have made Pavard a major target in defense for the final days of the summer transfer window.

Nerazzurri coach Simone Inzaghi has even admitted as much.

Inter have gone all summer without making a defensive signing the replace Milan Skriniar. Now they’re setting their sights on Pavard.

According to the Gazzetta, Inter have put about €30 million on the table for the 27-year-old. That is with the inclusion of all add-ons.

That’s not quite enough to meet Bayern’s asking price. But it is not too far away, with Inter rapidly inching up to try and reach an agreement.

Inter Milan Still Waiting For Bayern Munich Response To Benjamin Pavard Offer

According to the Gazzetta, Inter are still waiting to see what Bayern say in response to their newest offer.

The Nerazzurri’s optimism has diminished somewhat due to the delay in the response. Moreover, there are reports from Germany suggesting that the Bavarians have decided not to sell Pavard.

But according to the Gazzetta, in any event neither Inter nor Pavard and his representatives have gotten a clear indication from Bayern.

The Nerazzurri await the Germans’ official response soon.

Inter face the competition of Manchester United for Pavard’s signature, something they’re naturally wary of. But they have made him a priority target.

Other circumstances have played a key role in the Nerazzurri’s decision to go after the Frenchman.

The collapse of Inter’s deal to sign Lazar Samardzic from Udinese is key among them.

The Nerazzurri had been prepared to invest a significant cash outlay in a deal for the Serbian former RB Leipzig midfielder. Now, they will have that cash on hand to spend elsewhere.

If the plan a couple weeks ago had been to invest in Samardzic and make a lower-cost defensive signing, now Inter are evidently shopping from the top shelf to reinforce at the back.