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PSG defender Layvin Kurzawa to join Arsenal on a free transfer in the summer

ARSENAL boss Mikel Arteta is set to complete the free transfer signing of Paris Saint-Germain defender Layvin Kurzawa this summer.

The 27-year-old is out of contract then and was able to sign a pre-contract with clubs outside France this month.

Layvin Kurzawa is set to sign a five-year deal at Arsenal, joining the club this summer

Kurzawa is set to sign a five-year contract at the Emirates.

The Frenchman turned down a move to Italian giants Inter Milan to move to London.

It has been reported that he could have signed for 6million now but Arsenal will wait until the summer.

Arteta has voiced his desire to snap up the left-sided player.

He can also operate at centre-half.

It will increase the competition down the left side where the Gunners have Sead Kolasinac and Kieran Tierney.

The Gunners were able to use their contact with Anglo-Iranian agent Kia Joorabchian, who did the groundwork for David Luiz’s transfer from Chelsea, to complete the deal.

Kurzawa has been at PSG for five years.

He was signed from Monaco in 2015 after five years in the principality, joining as a kid.

Arteta will now turn his attention to strengthening Arsenal in the immediate.

With defenders, Tierney, Calum Chambers and Hector Bellerin all out injured, defence remains his problem position.

The Spaniard is also thought to be chasing a central midfielder.

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