Stuttgart won’t sell Benjamin Pavard, says official, amid Tottenham and Arsenal speculation

Kylian Mbappe of France celebrates with teammates after scoring his team's third goal during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Round of 16 match between France and Argentina at Kazan Arena on...

Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal reportedly want VfB Stuttgart defender Benjamin Pavard in the summer transfer window.

Referee Alireza Faghani shows Benjamin Pavard of France a yellow card during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Round of 16 match between France and Argentina at Kazan Arena on June 30, 2018...

Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal have been linked with Benjamin Pavard, but it seems that the North London duo may not be able to secure the services of the VfB Stuttgart defender in the summer transfer window.

According to a report in The Sun in March, Tottenham are interested in signing Pavard from Stuttgart this summer.

It was reported by the British tabloid that Spurs were considering a £11 million move for the France international defender in the summer transfer window.

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According to Foot01.com, Arsenal are interested in securing the services of Pavard, who is playing for France at the ongoing 2018 World Cup in Russia.

Benjamin Pavard of France celebrates after scoring his team's second goal during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Round of 16 match between France and Argentina at Kazan Arena on June 30,...

Pavard is a very talented and promising young defender, and the France international would be a good signing for Arsenal or Tottenham in the summer transfer window.

Stuttgart sporting director Michael Reschke, though, has stated that the German club will not sell the youngster this summer, not even for €50m (£44.25m).

Reschke told Stuttgarter Nachrichten, as translated by Metro: “Benjamin was already the focus of the big clubs as a Bundesliga player. That has now increased once again.

“We will definitely not sell Benjamin Pavard this year for €50m. We will do everything to ensure that he plays with us for another year.”

Nicolas Tagliafico of Argentina battles for possession with Benjamin Pavard of France during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Round of 16 match between France and Argentina at Kazan Arena on...

Money talks

While Stuttgart may be determined to keep hold of Pavard, the fact is that in football money talks. If Tottenham or Arsenal make a huge offer, then then the German club will have to consider.

Moreover, Pavard may himself want to join a major European club such as Arsenal or Tottenham and compete with the best players in the Premier League.

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