Tottenham will have to pay big money to land Benjamin Pavard, according to Stuttgart chief executive Michael Reschke

France's defender Benjamin Pavard (C) sits on the bench during the friendly football match between France and Wales at the Stade de France stadium, in Saint-Denis, on the outskirts of...

Tottenham Hotspur have been linked with a move for Stuttgart's Benjamin Pavard.

Stuttgart's French defender Benjamin Pavard (R) and Bayern Munich's defender Jerome Boateng vie for the ball during the German first division Bundesliga football match between VfB...

The Sun have claimed that Tottenham Hotspur are interested in signing Stuttgart’s Benjamin Pavard, but it seems that they will have to pay more than anticipated for the defender.

Spurs were said to be considering an £11 million move for Pavard, but that sort of fee does not look set to be anywhere near enough.

Stuttgart director Michael Reschke has suggested that even a bid of £26.5 million would not be enough to continue to sell.

VfB Stuttgart's French defender Benjamin Pavard poses during a team presentation of the German first division Bundesliga football team VfB Stuttgart in Stuttgart, southwestern Germany, on...

Reschke said to BILD: “If in the summer of a club believes they can sign him for €30m (£26.5m), this club is wrong. We would not even open the door for a conversation.”

Whether Pavard will be of interest to Spurs with such an inflated price-tag remains to be seen.

Tottenham have had a tendency to buy promising youngsters, but they have been reluctant to pay huge fees.

Pavard certainly seems to have a bright future, and he has impressed in the Bundesliga this term.

France's defender Benjamin Pavard (C) sits on the bench during the friendly football match between France and Wales at the Stade de France stadium, in Saint-Denis, on the outskirts of...

The 21-year-old has been a virtual ever-present in Stuttgart’s side, making 28 appearances for the German side.

Pavard’s impressive form has helped him earn two full international caps for France, with his reputation increasing.

If the defender was brought to Spurs, then he would have fierce competition for a first-team place, with Mauricio Pochettino’s side already having some of the strongest defensive options in England.

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