Producing the likes of Alexandre Lacazette and Nabil Fékir, Lyon have a knack at finding and developing young talent.

That’s why when someone like Maxwel Cornet starts playing semi-regularly for the Ligue 1 team, scouts get excited and teams keep an eye on things.

One of the teams who appear to be a big fan of the 20-year-old are Watford, with L’Equipe’s Bilel Ghazi reporting on Thursday the Hornets have had a €12m bid rejected.

Capable of playing along the front-three, the left-footed forward would certainly provide Marco Silva with a lot of options for the coming season, but he’ll have to see off some very tough competition if he is to get his man.

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In the same tweet, the French journalist explains that Köln have also had a €15m bid rejected, and the reason for that appears to be because Borussia Dortmund are currently in talks with Lyon.

Seen as a potential replacement for Ousmane Dembélé were he to leave the Bundesliga outfit this summer, the Ivory Coast international (two caps, no goals) could probably be sold for a bit more.

After all, if Dortmund get upwards of €100m for the former Rennes starlet, then you’d think Lyon and their shrewd president would want at least €20m for Cornet in this market.

If Watford really are serious about signing him, they’re going to have to offer a fair bit more.