Everton Considering Bids For Maxwell Cornet, Dwight McNeil & Nick Pope
It would appear that former West Ham United player and current Everton manager Frank Lampard still has a liking for Claret & Blue as more transfer gossip has started to come out of Goodison Park. Frank Lampard is said to be considering bids for a trio of Clarets players Maxwell Cornet, Dwight McNeil and England International Nick Pope.
According to reports in the Liverpool Echo, Everton Football Club have already enquired about the possibility of signing Dwight McNeil from the Sky Bet Championship club in the summer transfer window. McNeil, has been an ever present in Sean Dyche’s Burnley side over the last three seasons, but its believed that the winger is looking for a new challenge following relegation.
The former England U21 International was a target of Rafa Benitez last summer, as the Blues tried to tempt Dwight McNeil away from Turf Moor but they were unsuccessful. A number of clubs are said to be interested in the midfielder this summer with Tottenham, West Ham United, Newcastle United and Fulham all considering bids for the clarets star.
Maxwell Cornet is said to be a top transfer target of Frank Lampard this summer, the Ivory Coast winger was clearly one of Burnley’s best players last season in the Premier League scoring nine goals in twenty-six appearances for the Club. Everton are lacking goals from the wider positions and the international could go some way to solving that issue.
Cornet, is interesting the Blues boss as he is very versatile having played as a central striker, left winger, left wing back and left-back during his first Premier League campaign. Cornet is said to have a relegation release clause in his contract of 17.5 Million. Despite this being a large fee for a club currently being investigated for breaking the FFP rules it looks like it could be a risk the Merseyside club are willing to take this summer.
Nick Pope is the final player to be linked with a move to Goodison Park, the England International has had a lot of interest this summer, with links to Newcastle United, Fulham, Southampton, Leeds United and now Everton Football Club. It seems unlikely that Nick Pope would want to move to join the Goodison Park outfit as it would mean a battle with Jordan Pickford to become the first choice keeper with both England and Everton Football Clubs.