Premier League newcomers Fulham are reportedly in negotiations with Paris Saint-Germain for Layvin Kurzawa.

According to Fabrizio Romano on Twitter, Fulham are in talks with French giants Paris Saint-Germain for left-back Layvin Kurzawa.

The French defender came through the ranks at AS Monaco before moving to Parc des Princes in 2015. Kurzawa has since enjoyed a steady number of appearances, playing in 153 games for PSG across all competitions. During that time, he has scored 14 goals and assisted 23 more.

Kurzawa fell down the pecking order during Mauricio Pochettino’s reign, and the arrival of Christophe Galtier has done him no favours either. He has played just once for PSG since the kickoff of the 2021/22 campaign, and the chances of that improving look remote.

An exit is on the cards, and with the summer transfer window set to close in a few days, things appear to be picking up speed. PSG are currently in negotiations with Fulham regarding a permanent deal for the 29-year-old Frenchman.

NUREMBERG, GERMANY - JULY 20: Layvin Kurzawa of Paris plays the ball during the pre-season friendly match between 1. FC Nuernberg and Paris Saint-German at Max-Morlock-Stadion on July 20, 2019 in Nuremberg, Germany. (Photo by Sebastian Widmann/Bongarts/Getty Images)
England bound? (Photo by Sebastian Widmann/Bongarts/Getty Images)

Fulham boss, Marco Silva has already given his assent for the player, and both clubs will now continue to talk to each other in the coming days. Fulham will hope a deal will be agreed upon, as a transfer will benefit all parties. PSG will get to rid themselves of a player not in their plans, while Fulham will land a left-back who is proven at the top level.

With the 2022 FIFA World Cup coming up, the opportunity to garner regular playtime at Craven Cottage could also give the 29-year-old an outside chance of making Didier Deschamps’s France squad. Fulham already have Antonee Robinson and Joe Bryan in their ranks, but Kurzawa is an automatic upgrade and will take the quality of Silva’s side up a major notch.

Good in defence and solid going forward, Kurzawa is an all-action player capable of thriving at both ends of the pitch. He is also good in the air and has the physicality to compete in the Premier League. Landing him would be a steal for a club such as Fulham and give them a real shot at staying in the top flight come the end of the 2022/23 campaign.

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