Paris Saint-Germain want between €5m and €7m for Layvin Kurzawa, with Arsenal deep in negotiations for the left-back.
French outlet L’Equipe (via GFFN) report that PSG want between €5m and €7m to sell Kurzawa this month. L’Equipe claim Arsenal held a meeting with various agents on the deal, but contact between the club and PSG is minimal so far.
Kurzawa signed with Kia Joorabchian’s agency Sports Invest UK recently, confirming the move today. This only increases the noise around a move to Arsenal, given Joorabchian’s close links to the current club hierarchy.
David Ornstein reported on Thursday that Arsenal are in advanced talks for Kurzawa, with Raul Sanllehi leading discussions. Club scouts watched the player against AS Monaco on Wednesday night.
Kurzawa is keen to get more game time, which is why he’s running down his contract. His current deal expires in the summer, so Arsenal are hoping to sign him for a minimal fee. Whether that expectation stretches to €5m, we’ll see.
Kurzawa is clearly a signing to address the immediate problems at left-back. Kieran Tierney was meant to fill the spot, but he’s out until March. Sead Kolasinac is back from injury but still struggling, so much so he’s a doubt for Saturday’s game.
Bukayo Saka deputised well, but he’s really a winger. The plan is likely to have Kurzawa and Kolasinac rotate for now, before presumably moving one of them on in the summer.