The Merseyside giants are considering snapping up Paris Saint-Germain left-back Layvin Kurzawa on a free transfer this summer, according to reports. France international’s deal expires at the end of the campaign, and he has already told the Parisians he does not intend to sign a new contract.
Gunners came close to signing Layvin in winter, but the defender ultimately decided to see out the remainder of his deal. Mikel Arteta had been keen to strengthen his full-back options, and technical director Edu identified Kurzawa as a good fit for the team.
Reds have entered the battle and are one of many interesting clubs keeping tabs on the 27-year-old left-back, with the Gunners still keen to secure his signature. Andy Robertson is Liverpool’s undisputed No.1 left-back, but the German tactician has been searching for a footballer who can provide cover for Scotland international.
The Merseyside giants have no senior competition for Robertson, and the French defender has played 23 games this campaign for Ligue 1 club and has international experience. Liverpool will have to battle Barcelona, Inter Milan and Napoli for the signature of Layvin, as well as Gunners.
Currently, the versatile James Milner is providing Reds with a back-up at left-back, and luckily first-choice Andrew Robertson has managed to remain fit for the majority of the campaign. Kurzawa’s experience at Champions League and international level make him an attractive proposition, especially as a squad footballer.
The report adds that Gunners maintains their interest, while the Premier League clubs are likely to have stiff contest from Barcelona, Napoli and Inter Milan for Kurzawa’s signature.