Ligue 1 star seeks exit as Arsenal and Manchester United consider transfer swoop

AS Monaco defender Layvin Kurzawa has reportedly told his club that he wants to leave in the summer, and could be swapping Ligue 1 for Premier League football in the 2015-16 campaign with Arsenal and Manchester United interested.

The 22-year-old has made 32 appearances in all competitions for Monaco this season – including both legs against Arsenal in the Champions League last 16.

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French magazine le10sport have reported that the attacking left-back has made his mind up on his future and wants out of the Stade Louis II at the end of the season.

According to the report, a meeting was held between the player’s representative and Monaco officials – in which Kurzawa’s decision to leave was made clear.

The Ligue 1 outfit will not stand in the way of the promising youngster seeking adventure elsewhere and value the defender between £15m and £20m.

Louis van Gaal apparently wants full-back competition for Luke Shaw, as the position has been a problem area for the Red Devils this term with the England international having struggled with injuries since his big money move to Old Trafford.

Arsene Wenger is keen on strengthening his options in defence, too – with Kieran Gibbs falling down in the pecking order, and Nacho Monreal having to fill at centre-back due to a lack of fit personnel on occasion this season.

Liverpool and Manchester City are also interested, along with Spanish outfit Valencia.

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