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Paris Saint-Germain left-back Layvin Kurzawa has announced that he’s switched agents in a move that seems to have brought him closer to a transfer to Arsenal.
The French international tweeted on Friday that he has joined the London-based Sports Invest UK, who are headed up by Kia Joorabchian and have strong links with the Gunners.
Arsenal technical director Edu enjoys a close relationship with Joorabchian, who runs the Sports Invest UK company from offices in Marylebone in central London.
The Gunners are thought to be closing in on a move for the 27-year-old Kurzawa, whose PSG contract runs out in the summer and would be available for a bargain fee in the January transfer window.
Kurzawa, who has 12 caps for France, played for PSG in their 4-1 win over his former club Monaco on Wednesday, but he alternates left-back duties with the Spanish international Juan Bernat, who often gets selected in the bigger games.
Left-back is currently an area of concern for the Gunners with summer signing Kieran Tierney out until March with a shoulder injury, and Sead Kolasinac also absent for the weekend’s clash with Sheffield United.
Centre-back Calum Chambers is also out for the rest of the season, while there are still concerns over the fitness of full-back Hector Bellerin.
Gunners boss Mikel Arteta confirmed that he is looking to enter the transfer market at a press conference on Wednesday.
“Yes I have [a list of targets]. You need to have one always just in case,” he said.
“But it has to be the right player in the right context that financially we can compete [for] and attract.
“And all these factors when you put them together it is not easy to compete in this market.”