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West Ham: Report shares Cornet transfer update

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Journalists Toby Cudworth and Graeme Bailey of 90min have now shared a West Ham United transfer update involving Burnley forward Maxwel Cornet.

The Lowdown: Moyes steps up talks…

Hammers boss David Moyes is reportedly stepping up transfer talks as he plots a summer overhaul in east London, with the club recently confirming four exits (The Evening Standard).

It is believed that club owners GSB will back their manager who is reportedly keen on bringing in a striker, central midfielder and left-back ‘high on the agenda’ (The Evening Standard).

However, the Premier League side are also in contention to sign Clarets star Cornet as clubs take note due to a special clause in the player’s contract.

The Latest: 90min share update…

As per 90min, Moyes and West Ham are ‘eyeing a move’ for the Ivory Coast international who is seriously in demand – with Newcastle, Brighton, Everton, Wolves, Crystal Palace, Leicester, Fulham, Arsenal and Tottenham also mentioned.

Cornet has a £17.5m release clause written into his five-year contract which became active once the Turf Moor side were relegated – prompting this huge interest.

The Verdict: Get it done?

Scoring a career total of 61 goals, Man City boss Pep Guardiola was once left blown away by Cornet having been ‘very impressed’ by his performance for Lyon against the Sky Blues.

Finishing the 2021/2022 season as Burnley’s top goal scorer with nine in the top flight, was by far their most-threatening player and also attempted the most shots at goal per 90 on average (WhoScored).

The 25-year-old still has many years ahead of him at the top level and for just £17.5m it could be a very shrewd move, leaving little wonder West Ham have joined the race.

In other news: West Ham talks now progressing to sign league standout as Moyes steps up bid, find out more here.


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