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West Ham want to sign £15m-rated player

West Ham are said to have entered the race to sign Lyon winger Maxwel Cornet and are mulling a late bid.

Burnley have offered a club record cost of £15 million for the 24-year-old and are willing to make him their biggest earner, according to 90Min. The Hammers have been connected with a number of left-backs this summer, and Newcastle could make a late bid for the Ivory Coast international. It'd be a good indication.

Cornet's career has seen him transition from a goal-hungry offensive player to a full-back who enjoys sprinting up and down the field. His most noteworthy performance thus far has been against Manchester City in the Champions League on November 28, 2018.

He scored both goals in their 2-2 tie with Pep Guardiola's side and added another goal in the rematch, earning him accolades from the City manager. He said, "I was quite pleased by Maxwel Cornet's talent." RMC Sport [RMC Sport]

Goals have been scarce since his transition to left-back, but he continues to have influence and pose a threat going forward.

We can match their offer for the player, and we can certainly negotiate better personal terms with him to encourage him to transfer to the London Stadium. Burnley aren't the most financially well-off clubs in the Premier League, so we can match their offer for the player.

We also have Europa League football and an aging left-back in Aaron Cresswell who will need to be replaced shortly, so signing Cornet this summer makes perfect sense.

Cornet has been a regular first-team member for Lyon's teams for the last six seasons, having joined the club as a teenager from Metz in 2015. Cornet has 51 goals in all competitions for Lyon, playing in a variety of roles down the left flank.

The 24-year-old has 21 caps for his country and only missed two games last season as Lyon finished fourth in the French top flight and qualified for the Europa League.

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