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Arsenal close on a deal for Kurzawa

Layvin Kurzawa is said to join Arsenal this summer on a free transfer. According to some reports Arsenal are 'very close' to announce the new signing.

The French defender has been linked with the Gunners in the January transfer window, but eventually he stayed at Parc des Princes.

According to the Spanish outlet Todo Fichajes, Arsenal have already agreed a five-year deal with the 27-year-old left-back.

Despite the football around the world being suspended, apparently the north London club are very close to close the deal with Kurzawa.

After failing to make a new deal with Paris Saint – Germain, Kurzawa will leave the Parisians on a free transfer this summer.

Kurzawa made 23 appearances for PSG this season, but he is not the preferred option for the left flank as Thomas Tuchel relies more on Juan Bernat.

The defender spent five seasons with the Parisians and won the Ligue 1 title three times, but his time with the club is over.

However, according to some other reports, Barcelona are looking to sign a new left – back and they might join in the race for Kurzawa.

The Catalans are looking to bring a new signing to give Jordi Alba some competition.

Arsenal are not in a great need for a left-back as they have Kieran Tierney and Sead Kolasinac. The Gunners can use Bukayo Saka as a defender too as they have been doing for a while, due to the adaptive style of play the 18-year-old Englishman has.

Mikel Arteta's side have strengthened their defense in the recent transfer windows as they have bought William Saliba and David Luiz.

However, Rio Ferdinand, Manchester United legend believes that the Gunners need to continue improving the back four.

“Really you’re meant to be looking at centre-halves, they should’ve been looking there for the last 10 years and they haven’t got it right,” said the 41-year-old former defender.

“Arsenal is a fantastic football club, what a club, a massive club. I think they’ve got to get it right in other areas of the pitch.

“Keep bringing in these [players], [Gabriel] Martinelli, [Bukayo] Saka, [Joe] Willock, all these boys.”

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