BURNLEY, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 20: Maxwel Cornet of Burnley celebrates after scoring their team's third goal during the Premier League match between Burnley and Crystal Palace at Turf Moor on November 20, 2021 in Burnley, England. (Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images)

World and former European champions Chelsea tipped to sign Burnley top scorer Maxwel Cornet

World champions Chelsea are now favourites to land Ivory Coast international Maxwel Cornet, who has emerged as a shock alternative for Brazilian Raphinha.

By Dan Black
Tuesday, 5th July 2022, 6:00 am

The former European champions — who were usurped by Real Madrid — have turned to Burnley’s top scorer after the Leeds United forward reportedly snubbed the Blues as he pushes for a move to Spanish giants Barcelona.

Cornet scored nine times in the Premier League last term having made the switch from Ligue 1 outfit Lyon. Following the Clarets’ relegation from the Premier League, it later emerged that the 25-year-old had a £17.5m release clause in his contract.

However, a number of clubs are believed to be monitoring Cornet’s situation. Here are the latest odds from BetVictor, who significantly slashed their odds from 12/1 for Cornet to move to Stamford Bridge.

*Odds correct at time of posting.

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