ARSENAL are reportedly keen on a deal for Paris Saint-Germain star Layvin Kurzawa.
But the Gunners face stiff competition from Barcelona for the left-back’s coveted signature.
The former Monaco man, 27, has been at PSG since the 15/16 season, making a grand total of 123 appearances.
Kurzawa’s won three Ligue 1 titles, three French Cups, three League Cups and four Champions Trophies.
But his time in the French capital is apparently coming to an end.
And Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta wants to lure Kurzawa to England.
Injury problems for Sead Kolasinac and Kieran Tierney means winger Bukayo Saka forced to fill in at left-back for most of the current campaign.
Bringing Kurzawa in would allow Saka to play further forward while also boosting numbers in defence.
However, Arsenal will have to fight off competition from Barcelona as they seek cover for Jordi Alba.
Junior Firpo has failed to make an impact at the Nou Camp after his move from Real Betis last summer.
And boss Quique Setien believes Kurzawa’s experience makes him an ideal candidate to support Alba on the left flank.
There is also said to be interest from Liverpool with Jurgen Klopp seeking cover for Andy Robertson.
However, the Scot is nailed on in Liverpool’s starting XI, which could put Kurzawa off a move to Anfield.