Burnley Set to Sign Ivory Coast International Winger
Burnley Football Club will make an ambitious £13million bid for Lyon’s speedy winger Maxwel Cornet, however they will need to beat off Hertha Berlin in the race. Clarets boss Sean Dyche wants extra pace down the flanks, so the Clarets are in talks with the French club to swoop for the Ivory Coast international.
Cornet started as a winger but has been a left-back for the last season, with Burnley liking him for his ability to play both roles. But big-spending Hertha Berlin are also in the chase for the player and could offer more than the Clarets, which is a major test for their new owners. Leeds United looked at Cornet last season but decided against meeting Lyon’s asking price and it is unlikely they will to try to sign him this season.
Burnley are still in the hunt for Marc Albrighten from Leicester City but the Midlands club do not want to lose him and may offer a new deal to make him stay. Albrighton, a key man in the Foxes side that won the Premier League in 2016 struggled for game time last season. Dyche believes he can lure the 31-year-old to Turf Moor because he has just 12 months left on his contract. Sean Dyche is keen to line up an extra wide player after failing to win the race for Ashley Young when he chose to return to Aston Villa, the Clarets are set to sign former Rangers midfielder Ciaran Dickson.