Earlier this week, we covered a story claiming Leeds United had made a bid for Maxwel Cornet, currently being pushed out of Lyon.
It was stated the Elland Road side had made a €12m offer for the winger, which ‘hadn’t satisfied’ Lyon and ‘didn’t meet their expectations’.
They aren’t the only ones after him, either, as Watford, recently promoted back to the Premier League, are also on the case.
That comes from Foot Mercato on Thursday, who explain that Cornet has an ‘exit pass’ this summer should the right offer land on Lyon’s desk.
It appears he isn’t one of the players Peter Bosz wants to keep going forward, which could work in the favour of both Leeds United and Watford in the coming months.
Foot Mercato do state Cornet is ‘being followed by a few British teams, including Leeds and Watford’, but for now, he still hasn’t left.
It’s clear neither Marcelo Bielsa’s side nor Xisco’s have come forward with the right offer, meaning that until then, the Ivory Coast international remains in France, hoping someone comes knocking for his services.
Whether he ends up at Elland Road or Vicarage Road, however, remains to be seen.