Published: Fri, January 17, 2020
Sport | By Kayla Schwartz

Arsenal plan £6m bid for 27-year-old PSG defender

Arsenal plan £6m bid for 27-year-old PSG defender

Paris Saint-Germain defender Layvin Kurzawa has announced that he has changed agents amid speculation linking him with a move to Arsenal.

The Gunners are in talks with the Ligue 1 champions for the France worldwide left-back, who has just six months left on his current contract.

Discussions between the two clubs are at an advanced stage, with Arsenal hoping to take advantage of the fact Kurzawa will be available on a free transfer at the end of the season.

The reported Arsenal target has won three Ligue 1 titles, three French Cups and three French League Cups.

Kurzawa has made 14 appearances in all competitions this season, with PSG boss Thomas Tuchel generally preferring Juan Bernat at left back.

Arsenal are short on options in defence due to a number of injuries and, if Mikel Arteta is to strengthen his squad during the current transfer window, adding numbers in that area was always going to be a priority.

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Kieran Tierney is out with a dislocated shoulder and Sead Kolasinac has struggled with ankle and thigh problems.

The 27-year-old has joined up with Sports Invest UK, who also represent Chelsea forward Willian, Manchester United midfielder Andreas Pereira and former Liverpool star Philippe Coutinho.

At PSG the left-back has played regularly in the Champions League and Arsenal may not be able to offer him the chance to continue to do so next term.

"We are playing with full-backs that are not full-backs", the Arsenal manager said.

"Between December and January it's very common".

"We have to put 11 players out on the pitch on Saturday and I am sure we will".

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