For a few weeks now, Burnley have been after Maxwel Cornet, who appears to be on his way out of Lyon in Ligue 1.
Back in mid-July, L’Equipe in France claimed Sean Dyche’s side weren’t scared of the €13m asking price set by the French club for their winger, and it appears the first steps towards a transfer have been taken.
By that, we mean an offer has been made, as per Foot Mercato, who report on Friday that Burnley have put forward ‘over €16m’ for Cornet.
This was ‘officially transmitted’ to the French side, and, by doing so, means the Premier League club have ‘clearly taken a lead’ over the competition, which mostly consists of Hertha Berlin.
Since Lyon ‘wanted at least €15m’, the offer from Burnley ticks all their boxes, suggesting that, if Cornet wants the move, he might not stay much longer.
Now, we just have to wait and see if both the club and the winger accept the offer.