By Mike Southey

2nd Aug, 2022 | 1:11pm

West Ham United have held fresh talks with Burnley over the signing of Maxwel Cornet, according to Dharmesh Sheth on Tuesday [02 August].

The Sky Sports journalist has now reported that a loan move is favoured at the London Stadium, as David Moyes looks to add to his left-sided options.

Everton are also said to have been in talks over a move for Cornet, with the £17.5million release unlikely to be triggered as things stand.

Writing on his personal Twitter account, Sheth shared the latest news as the Irons look to get a deal over the line for the Ivorian international.

“West Ham United have held initial talks with Burnley over the signing of Burnley winger Maxwel Cornet,” he wrote.

“West Ham thought to favour a loan. Everton have been in talks about signing him. It is understood Cornet has a £17.5m release clause.”


So, it looks as though the Irons have finally moved on.

Eintracht Frankfurt defender Filip Kostic has taken too long to make up his mind, and even his agent, Alessandro Lucci must have failed in his bid to persuade him into the move.

Moyes wants more options in his squad, especially on the left-hand side, and it looks as though Cornet is seen as the man who could fill that role.

An initial loan would make perfect sense.

Cornet has played out wide and at wing-back before, but spent last season at Burnley playing as a number nine and leading the line, so that may take some adjusting.

We are guessing that the Ivorian would be used mainly as a wing-back at the London Stadium, so should that transition not work in the end, all parties can part ways next summer.

West Ham United welcome Manchester City to town this weekend to kick off the Premier League, and if these talks progress quickly, Cornet could be a Hammer before that.