Arsenal are yet to have talks over Layvin Kurzawa, says PSG sporting director Leonardo

Layvin Kurzawa
A Layvin Kurzawa move to Arsenal does not look imminent (Picture: Getty Images)

Arsenal and Paris Saint-Germain have not held any talks over the future of Layvin Kurzawa, according to PSG sporting director Leonardo.

The Gunners were thought to have made contact over the left-back as they look to find cover for Kieran Tierney, who has struggled with injury since his summer arrival from Celtic.

Kurzawa is out of contract at the end of the season at PSG and Arsenal see him as an affordable option in January to fill the void left by the Scot.

However, Leonardo appears to have quelled those hopes for now, saying that a move is a long way from happening.

‘For the moment we have not had any discussions with Arsenal for Layvin Kurzawa,’ Leonardo told French publication RMC.

The 27-year-old full-back has not been a regular in the PSG team this season, but he has made a number of appearances, most recently starting the Coupe de France win over Lorient on Sunday.

Manager Thomas Tuchel spoke ahead of that game of his desire to keep hold of the France international as key back-up to first choice left-back Juan Bernat.

‘I haven’t spoken with Layvin or anyone else about his departure this winter,’ said the PSG boss.

‘Layvin is number two behind [Juan] Bernat in the left-back position.

‘We need him and Layvin will play [Sunday] against Lorient. He has played well recently.’

Kurzawa played the full 90 minutes as PSG edged a 1-0 win at Lorient, although he has only started six Ligue 1 games this campaign.

There is the possibility that Arsenal will look to snap up the left-back for free over the summer, agreeing a deal this month, but only seeing him arrive in July.

However, that will not cure their injury problems now, leaving Sead Kolasinac to continue to deputise for the injured Tierney.

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