Date: 15th August 2023 at 12:44pm
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Manchester United picked up three points in their first game of the Premier League season courtesy of a 1-0 win over Wolves on Monday. 

Raphael Varane’s second-half header was enough to earn the Red Devils victory at Old Trafford, although Wolves boss Gary O’Neill was left frustrated that his side weren’t awarded a penalty in added time after Andre Onana clattered into Sasa Kaladjzic.

United were unconvincing in their performance, but Ten Hag will be pleased to have started the season with a win and three points.

Now, the Manchester outfit have been informed of the asking price for one of their transfer targets.

According to 90min, Bayern Munich are holding out for at least £34.5 million for defender Benjamin Pavard.

Pavard, 27, has emerged as a potential target for United in recent days and the defender is said to be keen on a move away from Bavaria.

The Frenchman joined Bayern from fellow German club Stuttgart in 2019 and has since enjoyed a period of huge success at the Allianz Arena.

Pavard would reportedly cost Manchester United around £34.5 million

In total Pavard has made 163 appearances for his current side across all competitions, and has also won no fewer than ten trophies including four Bundesliga titles and the Champions League.

United are on the hunt for a new central defender having accepted a £30 million offer from West Ham United for Harry Maguire.

The England international – who remains the most expensive defender in history – has fallen out of favour at Old Trafford and the club are now looking to offload him.

Pavard has emerged as one of United’s top targets to replace the Englishman, and his versatility will undoubtedly appeal to Ten Hag as he is able to operate at centre-back or right-back.

The France international, who lifted the World Cup in 2018, is set to be out of contract next summer and Bayern could therefore look to offload him this summer in a bid to avoid losing him for free next year.

It is also claimed that United had initially been trying to negotiate a deal worth around £30 million for Pavard, but their German counterparts have now communicated that they will demand a fee of £34.5 million plus add-ons for the player.

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