Bayern Munich coach Thomas Tuchel has confirmed that defender Benjamin Pavard wants to go to Inter Milan.

Speaking in a press conference before the Bavarians’ Bundesliga match against Augsburg, as reported by FCInterNews, the coach also made clear that his club will not allow the 27-year-old to leave unless they can secure an adequate replacement for him.

Pavard has seemingly not made any effort to hide his desire to join Inter.

The Frenchman has missed Bayern training in three of the last four days.

Moreover, the former Stuttgart defender’s current contract runs out at the end of next June. Therefore, Bayern could in all likelihood lose hold of him on a free transfer next summer if they do not take the chance to sell him before the summer transfer window closes.

However, the German champions’ stance has been clear. They are not going to sell Pavard without first signing a replacement.

Tuchel: Pavard Wants Inter, But Won’t Be Sold Without Replacement

Reportedly, Bayern have already reached an agreement with Inter on a transfer of Pavard.

Moreover, the Frenchman has also reportedly agreed terms with the Nerazzurri.

Therefore, if the Bavarians were to green light the move, then Pavard could quickly become an Inter player.

However, all of that appears to be contingent on whether or not Bayern can sign a replacement in the coming days. Their search is by all accounts underway, but they have yet to land on a player to take the Frenchman’s place.

Regarding Pavard, Tuchel said that “He has some problems so he’s not with the squad.”

He continued that “We understand that Benji wants to go to Inter.”

“But if we’re going to complete that transfer, there isn’t just one factor to consider,” he continued.

“We have to find a replacement, otherwise it won’t happen,” the Bayern coach made clear.