Report: Liverpool and Tottenham beaten to the signing of French defender Layvin Kurzawa

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Liverpool were one of the sides claimed to be interested in Monaco’s Layvin Kurzawa.

As reported by the Mirror, Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur are set to miss out on Monaco star Layvin Kurzawa as he closes in on a switch to Paris Saint-Germain.

The two Premier League clubs have both made more than one defensive addition this summer but started the season with rather unfamiliar faces in the left-back position.

The Reds opted for 18-year-old acquisition Joe Gomez ahead of Alberto Moreno for the trip to Stoke while Ben Davies has replaced the injured Danny Rose at Spurs, the duo by all accounts performing well.

However, fresh reports in the Mirror state that the duo have kept tabs on Monaco’s Kurzawa ahead of a potential move but now look set to miss out as the 22-year-old opts to join PSG.

“Tottenham and Liverpool look to have missed out on Monaco left-back Layvin Kurzawa with the 22-year-old preferring a move to Paris Saint-Germain,” the report states.

But who is Layvin Kurzawa?

Strangely enough, Kurzawa has barely been mentioned as a target for either club in any of the English media outlets this summer despite being a fairly high-profile player.

Last season, he made 27 Ligue 1 appearances for Monaco and a further seven in the Champions League, helping the French side reach the quarter-finals by dispatching Arsenal along the way.

He has represented France on two occasions, and considering his young age and apparent potential, it appears PSG are getting themselves a bargain with a fee of around £6.5million mooted in the report.

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