Manchester City have been offered the chance to sign Paris Saint Germain full-back Layvin Kurzawa, as per The Mirror.
Kurzawa’s future at PSG has been under intense speculation after being sidelined by the Paris Saint Germain first team since the start of this season. The Frenchmen hasn’t been able to feature in the starting XI consistently ever since he joined the former Ligue 1 champions in 2015 for €23 million. His only appearance this season was an 81st-minute substitution in PSG’s French Super Cup defeat against Lille in August.
The source adds that the French defender has been linked with a move to Chelsea during this winter transfer window, but RTL France journalist Baptiste Durieux [via Sports illustrated], reports he’s been offered to Manchester City as well.
Chelsea have been in the market lately looking for Ben Chilwell’s replacement with the Englishman set to miss the rest of the season with a knee injury. The defending UCL champions haven’t been left with many options with Thomas Tuchel unable to call the likes of Emerson Palmieri and Ian Maatsen from their respective loans. They have now turned their attention towards Kurzawa, who has made a solitary appearance in PSG colours this season.
Manchester City have been in the market a few times for a left-back with the defending champions planning to shift Joao Cancelo to a permanent right-back position with Kyle Walker closing upon his 32nd birthday. During the latter’s absence, Oleksander Zinchenko did a decent job on the left flank with Cancelo occupying the right one.
It is claimed that, if at all City sign the 29-year-old Frenchman he would likely become an ‘understudy’, rather than first-choice at the Etihad, the source concludes. This does make sense with the French left-back playing a mere 9 minutes this season and Pep Guardiola wouldn’t bench either Walker or Cancelo for Kurzawa.