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Bayern star handed Oliver Kahn warning amid Man Utd links

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The Bavarians are not willing to lose players due to their public statements.

Bayern Munich CEO Oliver Kahn has insisted Benjamin Pavard’s recent statements won’t force the club into selling him.

Pavard’s current deal at Allianz Arena expires in 2024, with no signs of a contract renewal being imminent.

The Frenchman’s situation has attracted interest from a few elite clubs. Chelsea and Manchester United are reportedly his main suitors, while Spanish sides have also inquired about him.

Earlier this month, Pavard dropped a hint over his possible move away from Bayern.

Speaking to L’Equipe, the France international said of his future: “There’ve been no concrete talks over new contract.

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“I’ve immense respect for Bayern. I’m not against discovering a new project. Maybe now is the time. 

“Why not discover new country? The sporting project has to be interesting.”

His comments, however, haven’t made a good impression on his Bayern Munich bosses. Following a controversial transfer saga that saw Robert Lewandowski leave Bayern last summer, the club are not interested in coming under pressure from their own players.

“Nobody can start their departure with statements, especially not in public,” Oliver Kahn told Sky Germany“We won’t allow that.

“Benjamin knows what he has in Bayern. We also know what we have in him. We can classify and manage the emotions of the players, which sometimes go up and down.”