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Burnley boss Dyche eager to close deal for Lyon wing-back Cornet

Burnley boss Sean Dyche is eager to close a deal for Lyon wing-back Maxwel Cornet.

The Sun says Dyche is ready to clinch a record £15million deal for Lyon's speedster Cornet — after being backed by his new money men from the USA.

The Clarets have now reached the asking price wanted by the French club and are sorting out terms with the Ivory Coast international, who can play on the wing or at left-back.

Cornet, 24, will be given a pay-off by Lyon as he did not ask for a transfer — and that will help Burnley squeeze his wages into their budget.

The Turf Moor outfit are talking about a four-year contract, with Cornet paid £45,000-a-week and rising over his stay.

The swoop moved closer after meetings in France over the last 48 hours — and despite Cornet being keen on a move to Hertha Berlin.

Lyon prefer to deal with the Clarets, as their offer is much bigger, and the lengthy pursuit is now almost over.


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