Well, there appears to be some contradictions in France when it comes to Maxwel Cornet’s potential transfer to Burnley.
There was a belief the player was extremely close from completing his move to Turf Moor after Lyon accepted the €16m offer from the Clarets, and their ‘seduction operation’ to convince him had worked.
Well, Friday sees Le Progrès somewhat downplay those claims, making it clear that while Burnley ‘really want him and sent OL an offer of €16m, which was accepted’, the player ‘hasn’t said yes yet’.
That’s because his preference remains a move to Hertha BSC in the Bundesliga, but the German side ‘cannot match’ the offer made by their Premier League counterparts.
They then refer to the claims Cornet was ready to leave, but explain that from their information, ‘that wasn’t the case last night’.
What does point to a transfer taking place, however, is that ‘Peter Bosz did not call him up for the game in Nantes’, despite the player having served his one match ban from picking up a yellow card against Angers, ‘so as not to put him at risk’ of an injury.
Either way, there’s a feeling the Ivorian ‘may be living his last moments in Lyon’.
Whether that’s before a move to Burnley remains to be seen.