By Sam Stone

3rd Aug, 2022 | 9:40pm

Leeds United must keep tabs on Premier League tussle to sign Burnley star Maxwel Cornet

Leeds United must keep tabs on Burnley winger Maxwel Cornet as a host of Premier League clubs show interest in the 25-year-old.

West Ham are said to be in pole position for Cornet, although their opening loan approach for the versatile forward has been turned down by Burnley.

As reported by 90min (3 August)The Ivory Coast international has a £17.5million release clause, and the Whites along with Leicester and Wolves are keeping tabs on the developing situation.

This looks like quite a long shot for the Whites, with West Ham very much in the driving seat for the Burnley winger.

The Hammers have the prospect of European football and that puts them ahead of a lot of the competition for Cornet’s signature.

The versatile 25-year-old would be an excellent signing for a number of sides, with the Ivorian able to operate in a variety of positions down the left flank and upfront.

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It’s understandable to see why Leeds hold an interest in Cornet, with the Burnley man potentially a good option for Jesse Marsch to utilise in a striking position.

If Cornet’s move to West Ham falls through then the Yorkshire side should seriously consider firming up their interest in the Burnley man.

A versatile player could be useful for Marsch to use in the upcoming season.

The American will be delighted if he can add another striker to his squad in the coming weeks as he looks to fine-tune his summer business.

In other Leeds United news, the Whites now want to sign this striker with a rival set to kickstart a major £30million+ transfer battle