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PSG reach agreement with Layvin Kurzawa over new four-year contract — report

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Reports in recent days claimed that PSG offered a new contract to Kurzawa and the 27-year-old, who was set to leave for free and was tenuously linked with Chelsea, was apparently willing to stay. According to RMC Sport, an agreement for a four-year extension is now close.

While the backup left back’s renewal might look surprising, a mini-institutional crisis of sorts has forced PSG’s hand. Edinson Cavani and Thiago Silva were always expected to leave, but Thomas Meunier is on his way as well after signing with Borussia Dortmund. Talented academy youngsters Tanguy Kouassi and Adil Aouchiche have also followed suit and decided to move elsewhere, and all without PSG receiving any transfer fees in return.

PSG will now be compelled to look for replacements, and that could be a tougher task than usual in the current climate. And so, PSG have decided to offer a new contract to Kurzawa, who has been at the club since 2015, lest they lose him for free as well and be forced to scramble throughout the summer looking for a replacement.

More interestingly, this development might leave a hindrance-free path to Alex Telles, who’s one of Chelsea’s fallback options for left back reinforcements should we be unable or unwilling to sign Ben Chilwell for some outrageous fee.