Everton prepare revised offer for Burnley striker Maxwel Cornet after opening loan offer was REFUSED by Clarets, with a permanent deal now possible
- Everton remain persistent in 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 where the player is happy to move on
- Frank Lampard is a huge admirer of the 25-year-old and more talks are set to take place
Director of football Kevin Thelwell had skipped the club’s US tour to speed up transfer activity and Cornet was not included in the squad for Burnley’s friendly against Shrewsbury on Thursday.
But Burnley turned down Everton’s opening bid 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 now wants to leave
The 25-year-old is a target Everton have been discussing since May to replace Richarlison, who joined Spurs for £60million earlier this month.
Frank Lampard is a huge admirer of the Ivory Coast international and wants more players to avoid a repeat of last season’s relegation battle.
Cornet has scored nine goals in 28 games for Burnley since joining from Lyon for just under £13m last summer and is said to be happy to leave Turf Moor following 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 league but will spend the year in Holland, where PSV are trying to clinch the Eredivise title for Ajax after missing just two points last season.