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Fulham make opening bid for Maxwel Cornet amid Everton competition

The Cottagers have made a staggered offer for the Burnley man

Fulham have tabled an opening offer for Burnley forward Maxwel Cornet as they look to beat Everton to the Ivorian this summer.

Signed from Lyon just 12 months ago, the Ivorian registered 9 goals and 2 assists in 28 Premier League games, though he could not prevent Burnley’s relegation from the top flight.

And he is expected to depart the Clarets this summer, with reports suggesting that he has a £17m release clause in his contract with the Lancashire side.

Everton have already seen one offer turned down, with Frank Lampard’s side offering a loan deal with an option to buy the player at the end of it as they seek a replacement for Richarlison, who has joined Tottenham.

Now, newly-promoted Fulham have also made an offer for the versatile Burnley star, with the Cottagers offering an initial £5m this summer, which would rise to £25m next summer should they survive in the top flight.

Though initially well short of his release clause, the final deal (should the London side survive) would surpass it, perhaps giving Burnley something to ponder.

Whether Cornet will be willing to move to a side once again scrapping to stay in the Premier League is another matter, with Chelsea also rumoured to have been interested in the defender, though that has cooled in recent weeks.

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