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West Ham confirm £17.5m signing of Maxwel Cornet from Burnley

West Ham United have confirmed the £17.5million signing of Maxwell Cornet from Burnley.

The Athletic reported on Thursday that a deal had been reached between the two sides.

Cornet only joined Burnley from Lyon last summer for a fee believed to be around €15million.

The Ivory Coast international scored nine goals in 26 games for Burnley but was unable to prevent their relegation to the Championship.

West Ham have so far signed Gianluca ScamaccaAlphonse Areola, Flynn Downes and Nayef Aguerd.

David Moyes’ side start their Premier League campaign at home to champions Manchester City on Sunday.

Burnley began their Championship season with a 1-0 win over Huddersfield Town. They take on Luton Town on Saturday.

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