Layvin Kurzawa’s Juventus transfer ‘on verge of collapse’ giving Arsenal fresh hope in signing left-back

Posted Wednesday, January 29, 2020 by

Layvin Kurzawa’s Juventus transfer ‘on verge of collapse’ giving Arsenal fresh hope in signing left-back
Layvin Kurzawa's reported transfer to Juventus is on the verge of collapseCredit: Getty - Contributor

LAYVIN KURZAWA'S prospective transfer to Juventus is reportedly on the verge of collapse to give Arsenal fresh hope in signing the left-back.

RMC Sport claim that talks between Paris Saint-Germain and the Old Lady over a swap deal involving the Frenchman and Mattia De Sciglio are breaking down.

Italian outlet CalcioMercato has previously reported how the two clubs are failing to find common ground over their player's valuation, with Juve wanting money involved rather than a straight swap.

Kurzawa was left out of PSG's 2-0 win at Lille on Sunday with boss Thomas Tuchel confirming that his impending departure was the reason behind it.

However, when asked for an update on the defender and Chelsea target Edison Cavani at a press conference on Tuesday he failed to reveal any significant new details.

Tuchel said: "Edi (Cavani) not with the squad tomorrow. I need to speak with Layvin (Kurzawa). But today there is no news (about their future in Paris)."

News of Kurzawa's move to Italy breaking down may serve as a boost to Arsenal, who were struggling to meet PSG's demands to sign him this month.

The Ligue 1 leaders were happy to let the 27-year-old full-back, who is out of contract in the summer, leave in January but wanted at least £4.2million.

Arsenal had been attempting to strike a deal for the 12-cap French international as boss Mikel Arteta looks to bolster his defensive options.

The Gunners accelerated initial plans to land Kurzawa after struggling to cope without the injured Kieran Tierney and Sead Kolasinac.

The Frenchman, a £20m signing from Monaco in 2015, was originally recommended to Arsenal by former manager Unai Emery.

But according to the Daily Star, the thrifty Gunners believe PSG are taking advantage of their current defensive woes and have refused to be held to ransom over a fee.

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