Interest in Paris Saint-Germain left-back Layvin Kurzawa from Manchester United, Tottenham Hotspur and Wolverhampton Wanderers might have come too late, a source close to the club told ESPN FC.
According to the source, PSG have received a number of enquiries from several Premier League clubs ahead of the transfer deadline on Thursday.
Kurzawa, 25, was expected to leave PSG this summer, but Thomas Tuchel’s arrival as coach delayed those plans — even though Kurzawa was made aware sporting director Antero Henrique wants to replace Yuri Berchiche, who has since joined Athletic Bilbao.
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Tuchel would like to keep Kurzawa, who is keen to work with the new coach, but the source has said Henrique’s priority is to sign Juventus’ Alex Sandro, who already has a loose agreement to join the club.
Henrique wants to sell Kurzawa for the most lucrative transfer fee and use that money to secure Sandro before the transfer window closes in France on Aug. 31.
United appear best-placed to land Kurzawa if he is to leave, while Wolves are the most unlikely destination. However, Spurs and PSG have already been in contact this summer regarding left-back Danny Rose.
The England international was offered to PSG earlier this summer by his representatives, and they have made another approach before the Premier League transfer window closes.
Spurs have tried to land Kurzawa in a swap deal, but they were informed that Sandro was the priority ahead of AC Milan’s Ricardo Rodriguez, Inter Milan’s Dalbert Henrique and Bayer Leverkusen’s Wendell.
In any case, the source said Kurzawa is now banking on staying at PSG for at least one more season and Tuchel does not want to be left without a senior option at left-back for the Ligue 1 opener at home to Caen on Sunday.