Layvin Kurzawa is set to sign a new deal with PSG, despite it looking like he was on the verge of leaving the Ligue 1 side. With a contract expiring this summer, the defender had been free to speak to other clubs and agree a new deal as a free agent.
France Football reports Arsenal had ‘very advanced’ contacts to sign Kurzawa during the winter market, presumably willing to pay a small fee to PSG to get the player before he became a free agent.
Gunners interest continued in the months following the winter market, and it’s claimed Chelsea then ‘entered the dance’.
That appears to be what prompted PSG”s Leonardo to offer Kurzawa a new contract. With clubs like Arsenal, Chelsea, Atletico Madrid, Inter Milan and Juventus all showing some level of interest this year, the French side were given a nudge to secure him themselves.
Kurzawa could even sign his new contract today, with his wages being increased to around €3m per season after tax.