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Report: Arsenal handed boost by Juventus in race for Kurzawa

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Report: Arsenal handed boost by Juventus in race for Kurzawa

Arsenal have been handed a boost in the race for Layvin Kurzawa with Juventus apparently open to selling Mattia De Sciglio to PSG this summer.

According to a report from Calciomercato, the Turin giants are said to be considering allowing De Sciglio to leave.

Mattia De Sciglio

Juventus could well be willing to allow Mattia De Sciglio move to PSG, paving a way for Arsenal to move for Layvin Kurzawa.(Photo by Thananuwat Srirasant/Getty Images)

The report claims PSG are interested in the Italian, who can play both left and right-back. That, of course, could see Kurzawa pushed further down the pecking order in Paris.

Arsenal are apparently very keen on signing left-back, Kurzawa. Indeed, a report from the Sun in January claimed Arsenal had already agreed terms on a summer deal for the 27-year-old.

Mikel Arteta is dead set on improving his squad it would seem. News, then, of Juventus’ willingness to move De Sciglio to PSG, will only boost his hopes of landing Kurzawa.

Juventus doing Arsenal a favour with Kurzawa

It seems strange that it is Juventus who could be helping Arsenal along here, given the circumstances.

 

However, that appears to exactly the case. Mattia De Sciglio is one of the most reliable defenders in Europe.

In fact, the report from Calciomercato details that Juventus kept him for that reason, along with his ability to play a number of positions.

Layvin Kurzawa

Layvin Kurzawa has been strongly linked with a move to Arsenal this summer. (Photo by Aurelien Meunier – PSG/PSG via Getty Images)

Moving to PSG is always going to be a big draw nowadays for players. The money and ambition involved at the club isn’t matched in many places.

Kurzawa to Arsenal looking more and more likely – TBR View

You get the feeling with this transfer that it’s going to end in favour of the Gunners.

So many links over a number of months and now pieces like this falling into place. It all bodes well for Mikel Arteta as he looks to bolster his ranks for next season.

Arsenal would be getting a fine defender in Kurzawa. One of international quality and someone ready to no doubt prove their worth over in the Premier League.

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