Liverpool interest flatters Cornet

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Lyon forward Maxwel Cornet says he is flattered by reports linking him with a summer move to Liverpool.

Lyon forward Maxwel Cornet says he is flattered by reports linking him with a summer move to Liverpool.

The Ivory Coast international has emerged as a surprise target for Reds boss Jurgen Klopp after enjoying a solid if unspectacular 2018-19 campaign in Ligue 1.

Cornet scored seven goals in 27 league appearances for Les Gones last term although he only started 12 of those matches.

However, that has not stopped Liverpool being linked with the 22-year-old, who has now indicated he may be interested in a move to Anfield after his negotiations over signing a new contract with Lyon broke down earlier this year.

‘I did not say I wanted to leave.

We met the president [Jean-Michel Aulas] in January and I said I wanted to extend [my contract] but talks were not successful,’ Cornet told beIN Sports.

‘Liverpool are a big club, any links are flattering.

I’m under contract until 2021 but you never know in football, so we’ll see.’

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