Manchester City fans divided over rumoured interest in Pavard

Not many football fans would have been too knowledgable about Stuttgart defender Benjamin Pavard prior to the World Cup in Russia.

However, after his sensational volley goal for France in their 4-3 triumph over Argentina in the last-16 stage of the tournament, everyone stood up and took notice.

Unsurprisingly, the 22-year-old has been linked with numerous clubs since his eye-catching strike.

Website City Watch has cited Suddeutsche Zeitung as claiming that the Premier League champions, as well as Real Madrid, have shown an interest in Pavard.

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However, the defender, who is valued at £27m by Transfermarkt, has his heart set on joining Bayern Munich and is willing to remain at Stuttgart for a season before making the move to the Allianz Arena.

Pavard predominantly plays at centre-back, but he can also do a job on the right or as a defensive midfielder.

City fans have been having their say on the rumours via Twitter, and there has been a mixed response.