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White: Burnley the most likely Premier League destination for Cornet

White: Burnley the most likely Premier League destination for Cornet -Burnley

French football expert believes that if Maxwel Cornet makes a move to the Premier League it will be to Burnley. 

Football Insider have reported that the Clarets are in advanced talks to sign the Lyon player, in a deal worth £14m and are hopeful of beating Bundesliga outfit Hertha Berlin to his signature.

Leeds United were also reportedly interested in Cornet and according to Olympique-et-Lyonnais, the Whites had an offer of €12m rejected last month.

But White believes that if Cornet was to make the switch to the Premier League then it would be to Burnley, telling Transfer Tavern: “Burnley are the ones that we’re hearing are the closest or the most interested, alongside Hertha Berlin.

“So, yeah, Premier League very possible if Leeds are still hanging around, I’m sure they’re still keeping tabs, but Burnley are more likely as far as we understand.”

Cornet featured mostly as a left-back last season but did also feature on both wings for Lyon, scoring four goals and providing a further six assists in all competitions. Throughout his time at Lyon, Cornet has featured 252 times, scoring 51 goals and providing 29 assists.

If Cornet does make the switch to Burnley, it would be their third signing of the summer, having made two already, with Nathan Collins and Wayne Hennessey both arriving at Turf Moor from Stoke and Crystal Palace respectively.


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