France's L'Equipé reports that Hertha BSC presently negotiate with Olympique Lyon for the transfer of left-back Maxwel Cornet.
The newspaper states that EPL side Burnley are prepared to flash more cash in pursuit, but that the French/Ivorian international prefers a move to the Bundesliga.
|Maxwel Cornet (right).||Photo: S. Plaine/CC-BY-SA-4.0|
Some three years after a transfer to VfL Wolfsburg broke down, OL's Maxwell Cornet may be on his way to the Bundesliga after all. Cornet's Ligue 1 side is, according to a report published by L'Equipé, willing to part company with him for a transfer fee of €13 million. West Berlin's "alte Dame", who will soon have €20 million in extra capital after striker Jhon Cordoba's sale is finalized, could be persuaded to part with that amount.
Cornet has been linked with multiple Bundesliga clubs since 2017. A different one seems to pop up nearly every transfer window. In many previous instances, the fullback himself is said to have personally rebuffed the notion of moving to Germany. If L'Equipé's report proves correct, it's unclear why the 24-year-old might have changed his mind.
The French newspaper notes that Premiership side Burnley F.C. appear more likely to meet the transfer sum request. This would make sense if, as has been reported in the German media, Hertha presently find themselves more interested in reserving capital for a push to obtain Eintracht Frankfurt winger Filip Kostic.