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Leeds United have made a bid for Lyon left-back Maxwel Cornet, according to Olympique-et-lyonnais.com.

What’s the story?

It has been reported that Premier League club Leeds are interested in signing Cornet from Ligue 1 outfit Lyon.

The Whites have been interested in the left-back for a few months.

Leeds made a bid of €12 million (£10.26m) for the 24-year-old a few weeks ago.

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Lyon turned it down. It is below the Ligue 1 club’s valuation of the Ivory Coast international.

What kind of player is Maxwel Cornet?

Cornet is a left-back by trade, but the 24-year-old can also play as a left-winger.

In fact, the Ivorian played five times as a left-winger for Lyon last season.

The Lyon no.27 made 29 starts and seven substitute appearances in Ligue 1 last season.

The 24-year-old scored two goals and gave five assists in those games.

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola was impressed by the left-back after coming up against him.

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Could a transfer happen?

It is unlikely that Leeds will make a second bid for Cornet.

That’s because the West Yorkshire club are on the verge of signing another left-back, Junior Firpo from Barcelona.

Well-known and well-respected journalist Fabrizio Romano has reported on Twitter that paperworks between Leeds and Barcelona over the transfer of the 24-year-old Spanish left-back have been signed.