ARSENAL are in advanced talks to sign Paris Saint-Germain left-back Layvin Kurzawa, according to reports.
Gunners head of football Raul Sanlehi is said to be leading the talks with vital discussions taking place today.
SunSport revealed earlier today Arsenal are lining up a £6million move for the Frenchman after £25m signing Kieran Tierney managed just nine games after arriving from Celtic before being ruled out for at least three months by a persistent shoulder problem.
And alternative left-back Sead Kolasinac is now struggling with a thigh strain after recently returning from an ankle problem.
The 27-year-old Kurzawa is available on a free transfer at the end of the season but the North Londoners are keen to move this month, according to the Athletic.
Kurzawa cost PSG £20m when they bought him from Monaco in 2015 and was originally recommended to Arsenal by former manager Unai Emery.
And the club have continued to monitor the player who has also received the thumbs up from new boss Mikel Arteta.
The Arsenal boss admitted: “We have a lot of issues at the back and the fact that Calum Chambers has suffered a big injury has modified our plans.
“I believe we can compete for what we want with the current squad, but if this scenario changes, I’m expecting that we will go into the transfer market and try to solve this issue.
“It has to be the right player in the right financial context that we can attract.
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“That’s not easy in this market but I do have a transfer wish list, just in case.”
Kurzawa, who has won 13 caps for France, has already rejected a potential move to Inter Milan and is understood to have set his sights on the Premier League.
West Ham have also been monitoring his situation but Arsenal are now at the had of the queue and believe they can conclude a deal this month.
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