Barcelona have been handed a boost in pursuit of Layvin Kurzawa, with Paris Saint-Germain ready to sell the French defender to the Blaugrana.

According to a report by Catalan outlet El Nacional, Layvin Kurzawa could soon be a Barcelona player, with Paris Saint-Germain willing to sell him to the Blaugrana for €5 million. But the final decision will rest with Xavi Hernandez, with Jose Gaya also an option for the Barcelona manager.

Layvin Kurzawa has been a part of Paris Saint-Germain since arriving from AS Monaco in August 2015. However, six years since joining PSG, the 29-year-old is yet to carve out a place for himself in the first-team setup and has been a backup option for Les Parisiens in the last few years.

Nuno Mendes’s signing last summer has compounded his woes further, with the French defender managing only nine minutes of game-time for the Ligue 1 giants in one outing thus far. And PSG would not mind cashing in on the French defender if a bid came their way and they have slapped an affordable €5 million price tag on him. Such a situation has captured the attention of Barcelona.

The interest from Barcelona could be stemming from Alejandro Balde’s slow start to life as a first-team footballer at Camp Nou. The Frenchman is not good enough to usurp Jordi Alba despite the Spaniard’s declining form in the last few years.

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The PSG defender will thus only be a short-term solution if the Catalan giants, even though he is younger than Alba. Hence, Barcelona will be better served to sign a left-back who can be a long-term solution in the first-team setup at Camp Nou.

But Joan Laporta could press ahead with a move for the 29-year-old, with PSG ready to conduct business with Barcelona to that end. Paying €5 million will unlikely be a tall order for Barcelona, despite their financial woes, and a move could come to fruition soon.

However, the final decision will rest with Xavi Hernandez, and this is where things get a little complicated for Kurzawa. The Barcelona boss might prefer signing Jose Gaya, who is reportedly keen on ending his stint with Valencia to join Barcelona. Gaya’s €20 million price tag might also be affordable for Barcelona, and signing him instead of the PSG defender will be a step in the right direction.

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