CELTIC could turn to Paris Saint-Germain’s £20million misfit Layvin Kurzawa in a deadline-beating swoop to solve their left-back problem.
Brendan Rodgers is eager to bring in a new No.3 with Greg Taylor injured and only the unconvincing Alexandro Bernabei available as back-up.
Kurzawa, 31, who joined the French giants for big money from Manaco in 2015, is now on the champions’ radar after his availability had been flagged up, according to a report in PSG Talk.
RULED OUT…Greg Taylor celebrates his goal in the 3-0 win over St Mirren in Paisley last month, but the left-back lost his ever-present record when injury sidelined him against Ross County to hand Brendan Rodgers a problem.
The 13 times-capped French international defender has rarely figured in the top side over the last two seasons, featuring just six times during a year-long loan at Fulham last term. He has made just one substitute appearances for PSG in this campaign.
Intriguingly, Kurawa comes out of contract in June and will be available as a free agent.
The Hoops were linked with Estoril’s Tiago Araujo earlier this season while there was also reported interest in Liverpool’s Owen Beck, who has just returned for a second loan spell at Dundee. The Welsh Under-21 full-back’s chances of a move to Parkhead were scuppered by his recent cameo outing for the Anfield side in the 4-0 win at Bournemouth.
FIFA rules state a player cannot turn out for three clubs in one season and that was the end of any possible pursuit from Rodgers.
Wolves’ Huge Bueno has also been named as a possible target, but reports indicate the Midlands club are not willing to let the Spain Under-21 defender depart in the current window.