I had calls from them, maybe soon I will join them: 26-year-old world cup winner makes a strong allusion to a potential Chelsea transfer.
Bayern Munich defender Benjamin Pavard has hinted that he might move to Chelsea in the future.
Speaking to French television station Telefoot, the World Cup-winning French defender acknowledged having second thoughts about leaving Bayern Munich this summer (via Evening Standard).
Chelsea was reportedly interested in the 26-year-talents old’s over the summer, according to Telefoot.
In addition to the Blues, teams like Manchester United, Paris Saint-Germain, Atletico Madrid, and Juventus were also interested in the defender.
After having seen much success at the Allianz Arena since his arrival there in 2019, Pavard has entered the final two years of his contract with Bayern Munich.
The Frenchman, who has three Bundesliga championships and one Champions League trophy to his name with the Bavarian powerhouses, has acknowledged that he thought about leaving this summer.
Several clubs allegedly approached Pavard’s agent, but Julian Nagelsman, the manager of Bayern Munich, persuaded him to stay. As reported by Telefoot in the Evening Standard:
“I questioned myself because my agent and I had received calls from various teams. I then spoke with the Bayern coach—a person with whom we have an excellent rapport—after the game. He explained to me how vital I was to his ambitions and to the team.
The Chelsea target admitted that while he may leave in the future, Bayern Munich is now the only thing on his mind right now. Added him:
“You never know what the future contains, so maybe one day I’ll visit one of these clubs. I have another year left at Bayern Munich. We can then project ourselves afterward.”