At the age of just 20, Claude-Maurice is already the undisputed talisman of a Lorient side who narrowly missed out on promotion to Ligue 1 this season, scoring 14 goals in 35 games to spearhead their play-off chase.
And the youngster’s exploits have not gone unnoticed with Sport Link claiming that Paris Saint-Germain, Monaco, Lille and Lyon are all looking to give him his chance in the top flight.
RB Leipzig, who finished third in the Bundesliga last season, also want Claude-Maurice as they aim to snap up another of France’s brightest talents after the arrivals of Dayot Upamecano and Jean-Kevin Augustin.
However, Claude-Maurice also has interest from across the channel.
Sport Link claims that Arsenal have seen an initial £9 million turned down while West Ham have also made an offer, though it is not known how much Manuel Pellegrini’s side have offered to pay.
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