MANCHESTER UNITED have held “exploratory” talks on Benjamin Pavard as they discuss options at right-back, according to reports.
The Red Devils are looking to invest in the team during the summer to build on an a positive first season under Erik ten Hag.
While the hunt for a new striker remains the priority, the club are also believed to be looking at other positions.
A central ‘No8’ style midfielder is high on the agenda, while a new right-back is also something the club want to get sorted.
While Aaron Wan-Bissaka has impressed since getting more football this calendar year, United are still willing to listen to offers.
And a replacement in the form of World Cup winner Benjamin Pavard could be lined-up.
The Athletic report that initial talks over the full-back have taken place at Old Trafford.
The Frenchman’s contract expires in 2024 meaning the Bayern Munich star could be available on the cheap this summer if he does not extend his deal.
The 27-year-old has excelled at both club and international level in recent years and was a key part of the French squad who won the 2018 World Cup.
But he was limited to just one appearance in Qatar amid reports of a dressing room rift.
The 26-year-old, currently at Inter Milan, has recently changed agents and ten Hag is known to be an admirer of the star.
Meanwhile, talks are ongoing at the club over a new deal for Diogo Dalot who has emerged as a starting right-back this season after a few inconsistent years at the club.