Liverpool and Tottenham suffer transfer blow over Stuttgart star
LIVERPOOL and Tottenham have been warned over their pursuit of Stuttgart star Benjamin Pavard by the club’s sporting executive.
A number of clubs are monitoring Benjamin Pavard
The 21-year-old has completed the full 90 minutes in Stuttgart's last 41 matches and earned his first cap for France in November.
As a result, Pavard has attracted the interest of several top clubs with Liverpool, Borussia Dortmund and RB Leipzig all mentioned.
German outlet Bild reported earlier this month that Tottenham scouts have travelled to witness the central defender in action.
Stuttgart sporting executive Michael Reschke insists that Pavard should continue his development with the German club.
But he is aware of the player’s growing status and warned that it will take a huge offer before they consider doing business.
Benjamin Pavard has played Stuttgart's last 41 matches in full
"From being an exceptional talent, Benjamin Pavard is definitely on the way to becoming an international top player," Reschke told Bild.
"We are the ideal club for him right now and he feels that.
"If, in the future, a club from Europe's top 10 shows real interest, we'll sit down. Benjamin and his agent are aware of it.
It will take offers in excess of €30m to land Benjamin Pavard
"But if this summer a club believes they can sign him for €30m, this club is profoundly wrong.
“We wouldn't even open the door for such a talk."
Pavard started his career at Lille before joining Stuttgart in 2016 and is currently under contract until 2021.