Inter Milan have agreed a fee to sign defender Benjamin Pavard from Bayern Munich, but now the Bavarians must sign a replacement.

This according to intermediary Giovanni Branchini, who spoke to Italian broadcaster Radio Sportiva, via FCInterNews.

Inter have made Pavard their top target in defense.

Nerazzurri CEO Beppe Marotta made no effort to hide the fact. And coach Simone Inzaghi has also admitted that he wants the Frenchman in his squad by the end of the summer transfer window.

And according to Branchini, Inter have reached a crucial milestone in the negotiations with Bayern.

According to the Italian intermediary, who is involved in the talks between the two clubs, the Nerazzurri now have an agreement with Bayern on the finances in a transfer of Pavard.

However, there is still one major obstacle.

Intermediary Confirms Inter Milan Agree Fee With Bayern Munich For Benjamin Pavard

Branchini told Radio Sportiva that now Bayern will have to sign a replacement for Pavard before they’ll sanction his sale.

He told the broadcaster that the German champions’ intention isn’t necessarily to sign a like-for-like replacement. They are not seeking a new first-choice right-back.

Rather, with young right-back Josip Stanisic also on the way out, Bayern want a new backup player to Noussair Mazraoui.

Morrocan international Mazraoui arrived at Bayern from Ajax last summer.

And Mazraoui could be the player to take over on the right flank as the first-choice option.

However, Bayern still want a player capable of backing the 25-year-old up.

Therefore, the Bavarians’ search will centre around finding a player who can add depth rather than a player of sufficient quality and experience to bolster their starting eleven.

For his part, Pavard reportedly wants to join Inter. He has made that clear to all involved.

And Inter are willing to make a significant investment in bringing the Frenchman in to bolster their defense.