La Liga giants fight Arsenal and Liverpool for defender

Real Madrid have reportedly joined the race for Monaco full-back Layvin Kurzawa, who is also a transfer target for Arsenal and Liverpool.


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France Football claims the La Liga heavyweights have identified Kurzawa as the long-term replacement for Fabio Coentrao, which represents a blow to the Gunners and their rivals from Merseyside, who along with Chelsea are monitoring the left-back, according to the Daily Express.

This latest twist is likely to be particularly damaging to Liverpool, as they are almost certain to miss out on Champions League qualification, in contrast to the player’s other suitors.

The 22-year-old’s contract with the cash-rich Ligue 1 club does not expire until 2018 but Monaco could be tempted to cash in when the summer transfer window opens, especially if he expresses and interest in embarking on a new challenge.

He has been a regular fixture in the side this term, making 33 appearances in all competitions.

Monaco occupy third position in the Ligue 1 table, six points behind Lyon in second and nine short of leaders Paris Saint-Germain.

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