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Leeds consider double raid on PSG as agent offers Victor Orta left-back signing alongside Arnaud Kalimuendo

Layvin Kurzawa of Paris Saint Germain during the pre-season friendly match between Sevilla CF and Paris Saint Germain at Algarve Stadium in Faro

Leeds United are reportedly considering a move to sign forgotten PSG defender Layvin Kurzawa after his newly-appointed agent offered him to the Whites.

Jesse Marsch’s side have enjoyed a busy summer on the transfer front, strengthening their options with seven new signings. The latest – teenager Sonny Perkins from West Ham – strengthens their options in attack. And with Patrick Bamford struggling with injuries last season, their strikeforce is one area very much in need of reinforcements.

Indeed, Leeds have pushed hard to bring in reinforcements there in recent weeks. Their top target, Charles De Ketelaere, sadly appears destined to join AC Milan. To that end, a firm decision on his future should be known on Wednesday.

As such, Leeds look like they have already moved on to potential other targets. Rennes frontman Martin Terrier is an option, though he comes with a lofty price tag.

They are also strongly looking at PSG’s Arnaud Kalimuendo, though those hopes appear to have taken a backwards step on Tuesday amid a worrying admission from PSG’s new coach.

Either way, Leeds still have a few weeks before the new season starts before bringing in a new striker.

And were they to go for Kalimuendo, Leeds could make it a double raid on PSG following the latest developments.

That’s because, according to Media Foot, Leeds have also been offered the chance to sign Kurzawa.

The left-back has fallen way down the pecking order at PSG, having made just one substitute appearance through the 2021/22 season. And while his deal expires in two years, the Ligue 1 giants are unlikely to stand in his way were a bid to come in.

To try and speed up his departure, Kurzawa has recently changed his agents, with the aim of securing a Premier League move.

Layvin Kurzawa could prove a low-risk investment for Leeds

And the 29-year-old’s new representatives have wasted little time, offering their client to both Leeds and Everton.

Leeds director of football Victor Orta is reportedly considering an approach to PSG as a result of the offer.

He would likely be available on a cut-price fee, given he has no future in the French capital.

And while wages would be a potential stumbling block, he would likely accept a drastic paycut to secure a potential move.

If the deal is right, Kurzawa could prove an experienced addition for Leeds in an area they are desperately light.

Last summer’s signing, Junior Firpo, struggled badly during his maiden season in the Premier League. And while the player was to be trusted by Leeds to come good second time around, an injury in pre-season means he now faces eight weeks out.

That leaves Leeds United scouring the globe for potential left-back options. And if a deal for Lurzawa is deemed right, he could prove the man they are looking for.

Kurzawa has been capped 13 times by France and has made 153 appearances during seven seasons with PSG.

Leeds, meanwhile, will continue to hold talks with West Ham over a compensation fee for the signing of Perkins and in the hope of avoiding the deal going to a tribunal.