West Ham open preliminary talks with Burnley over Ivory Coast winger Maxwel Cornet
Sky Sports have reported that West Ham United have already started talks over the signing of Burnley forward Cornet, with the Hammers expected to sign. The contract is in the form of a loan for the whole season.
Cornet was not involved in Burnley’s first game of the 2022-23 Championship season. A 1-0 win over Hudders field on Friday. The new coach Vincent Campani argues that his physical condition is not at the right level. He previously sold left-wing Dwight McNeil to Everton.
Last month, Everton contacted Burnley over a potential deal for Cornet. Who is believed to have a release clause of £17.5m. blue toffee Change the plan to McNeil instead. For him, 25, just joined the Clarets for the first time, he has scored nine goals in all competitions. Also became the ufabet team’s top scorer in the 2021-22 season.
Talks are ongoing but West Ham are keen to avoid committing to paying a transfer fee to sign Cornet.
It is unclear if such a formula would be acceptable for Burnley, especially given other clubs are also keen to land the former Lyon man.
Cornet has a £17.5m release clause following Burnley’s relegation and Everton have also spoken to the Clarets about him.