Bayern Munich to sign Benjamin Pavard from Stuttgart this summer

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Pavard emerged as one of the stars of France's World Cup triumph in Russian Federation, playing in six matches over the course of the tournament at right-back, including the full 90 minutes in the 4-2 win over Croatia in the final.

Bayern Munich have agreed a deal to sign French World Cup victor Benjamin Pavard from Stuttgart this summer.

Media reports in Germany put the transfer at 35 million euros (US$40 million) for the 22-year-old who can play at right-back or centre-back.

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Napoli have missed out on Benjamin Pavard as Bayern Munich confirm the France defender will join them from Stuttgart this summer.

His strike in the knockout game against Argentina was named the goal of the tournament.

Benjamin Pavard's performances for France at the 2018 World Cup in Russian Federation were said to have caught the attention of Bayern Munich chiefs.

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Salihamidzic also confirmed Bayern Munich's interest in Chelsea's starlet, Callum Hudson-Odoi.

"He signed a five-year contract. We're delighted and very proud to have been able to secure the services of a player like him".

Bayern are in Doha at a winter training camp during a winter break and return to action on 18 January at Hoffenheim.

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He has featured 14 times for a struggling Stuttgart this season, with the club now 16th in the Bundesliga table.