Everton to prepare revised bid for Burnley forward Maxwel Cornet after having opening loan offer REJECTED by the Clarets, with a permanent deal now possible
- Everton are persisting with their attempts to sign Burnley’s Maxwel Cornet
- The Clarets rejected Everton’s opening offer to sign the forward on loan
- A permanent deal may now be possible with the player happy to move on
- Frank Lampard is a big admirer of the 25-year-old and more talks will take place
Everton are making a revised bid for Burnley winger Maxwel Cornet after their loan offer was rebuffed.
Director of football Kevin Thelwell had skipped the club’s US tour to accelerate transfer activity and Cornet was not in the squad for Burnley’s friendly against Shrewsbury on Thursday.
But Burnley rejected Everton’s opening offer, and a permanent deal may now be more likely.
Maxwel Cornet had an impressive 2021-22 season for Burnley, scoring nine league goals
The 25-year-old was unable to prevent Burnley’s relegation and is now looking to leave
The 25-year-old is a target Everton have discussed since May to replace Richarlison, who left for £60million to join Spurs earlier this month.
Frank Lampard is a big admirer of the Ivory Coast international, and wants more bodies in to try and avoid a repeat of last season’s relegation battle.
Cornet has scored nine goals in 28 games for Burnley since joining from Lyon last summer for just shy of £13million and is said to be happy to leave Turf Moor after Burnley’s relegation.
Meanwhile, Toffees defender Jarrad Branthwaite has joined PSV Eindhoven on loan.
The 20-year-old had previously been linked with a move to the Championship but will spend the year in Holland as PSV look to pip Ajax to the Eredivise title after missing out by just two points last season.
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