Man City interested in Monaco star Kurzawa

Manchester City have stepped up their interest in Monaco left-back Layvin Kurzawa, who has been a target for a number of other Premier League clubs, according to the Daily Mirror.

Rivals Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester United are also said to be keeping tabs on the Frenchman, who has over three years to run on his contract at Monaco, with whom he has spent his whole career so far, scoring five goals in 75 appearances in all competitions since making his debut in September 2010.

His form for Monaco has seen him earn a senior international cap, representing France for the first time in November. He had previously played for Les Bleus at all of the junior levels up to the U-21 side.

Manager Manuel Pellegrini already has two left-backs at his disposal at the Premier League champions in the shape of Gael Clichy and Aleksandar Kolarov, although the latter has been linked with a move to Inter in order to reunite with former boss Roberto Mancini. Kurzawa will command a high transfer fee as Monaco will not want to lose him, but they have sold a number of key players in the last 12 months.

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