Arsenal have received a major boost in the chase for AS Monaco defender Layvin Kurzawa, according to reports.
The Gunners were believed to have been in a battle with cashed-up Ligue 1 giants Paris Saint-Germain over Kurzawa’s signature, however, L’Equipe [via Daily Express] reports the French club have pulled out of the running to sign the player.
PSG are understood to have had an initial £12.9m bid turned down by Monaco, but it was turned down as it did not match the club’s £18m valuation of the French international.
The Parisian club increased its bid over the weekend but saw the second offer turned down by its Ligue 1 rivals.
Arsenal won’t have it all its own way in the hunt for Kurzawa’s signature, with Manchester United are also said to be interested in the 22-year-old.
The report suggests PSG will now turn its attentions to signing Real Madrid left-back Fabio Coentrao, with Lucas Digne set to head to Serie A giants AS Roma on loan.
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