Inter Milan have reportedly given Bayern Munich a Tuesday afternoon deadline to decide whether the Bundesliga champions are ready to sell French defender Benjamin Pavard to them, reported dpa.
German and Italian reports said that Inter made this move to have some time to look for a defender elsewhere until Friday's end of the transfer window should they not get the French international.
Pavard has a Bayern contract until 2024 but wants to leave after four years.
Inter are reportedly ready to pay €28 million ($30.3 million) plus add-ons for Pavard who had previously also been linked with Manchester United.
Bayern CEO Jan-Christian Dreesen has said he was confident that a solution can be reached until Friday, before Inter reportedly issued the Tuesday deadline.
Should Pavard leave, Bayern would need a replacement. Chelsea's Trevoh Chalobah is said to be a candidate, a player Bayern coach Thomas Tuchel knows from his term as coach of the Premier League club.
- Benjamin Pavard