Chelsea are reportedly tracking Burnley’s Maxwel Cornet as a potential cut-price option for a new attacker.

According to The Athletic, the Ivorian is available for £17.5m after the club were relegated from the Premier League.

The news comes as Chelsea face the potential of missing out on a number of their attacking targets.

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Despite agreeing a deal with Leeds United for Raphinha, it has become obvious the Brazilian has his heart set on a move to Barcelona.

Despite the potential of the 25-year-old joining the Catalans, it appears out of contract Ousmane Dembele could negotiate a new deal at the Nou Camp too, not giving Thomas Tuchel the opportunity to work with the Frenchman again.

Chelsea monitoring Maxwel Cornet

These potential misses could lead the Blues towards a deal for Cornet, with the Athletic claiming they could pull off the deal if they do miss out on those signings.

The 25-year-old managed to score nine goals for the eventually-relegated Burnley side last season, despite injuries and representing his nation during the African Cup of Nations.

His impressive Champions League record for Lyon could further convince the Blues of a move, with them hoping to compete amongst Europe’s elite again.

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Thomas Tuchel personally may be encouraged towards a deal for the Ivorian, with his versatility making him a perfect fit for the current style at Stamford Bridge.

His ability to even play at full-back should appeal to the German, with the first team cover for Ben Chilwell potentially looking short if Marcos Alonso is awarded his dream move to Barcelona.

It is likely the Blues would be looking to secure an elite forward alongside Cornet if he did sign, with Raheem Sterling heavily linked with a move to Stamford Bridge seemingly fitting that quota. However, the Ivorian’s versatility could make him a shroud signing for the Blues, especially at the quoted relegation release clause price.

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