Bayern Munich have confirmed that Benjamin Pavard will leave Stuttgart at the end of the current season to join the Bavarians on a long-term contract.
Pavard, 22, has signed a five-year deal with the record German champions, as announced by the club's sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic at Bayern's winter training camp in Doha.
The season resumes next week after the annual winter break with Bayern, who have won the last six league titles, in second place, six points behind leaders Borussia Dortmund after a dip in form following a strong start to the season.
Pavard played a key role in France's World Cup win at Russian Federation 2018 and reports of a move to Bayern have persisted since, although both parties have previously denied any agreement.
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Pavard, 22, was part of the Les Bleus team that triumphed at the 2018 World Cup in Russian Federation. "We're delighted and very proud to have been able to secure the services of a player like him".
He was linked with a number of clubs following his successful summer but returned to Stuttgart.
Pavard joined Stuttgart from Lille in 2016 and has been used as a centre-back and right-back by both club and country.
Bayern are now second in the Bundesliga table and face a fight to retain their title.