By Matthew Shaw

23rd Jul, 2022 | 7:30am

Everton have launched a brand new £5million proposal upfront to sign Burnley winger Maxwel Cornet, according to the Daily Mail.

The newspaper has reported in its print edition [23 July, pg. 111] that the offer would then include a £20million fee to be paid next summer in 2023.

That is on top of a loan offer which has not gone anywhere and has now seen Nottingham Forest revive their bid alongside Everton and Fulham in this window.

Writing in his latest Window Watch snippet for the Daily Mail, Simon Jones shared the latest offer that Kevin Thelwell has looked to be smart with it seems.

“The Ivory Coast forward has a £17.5m release clause but Everton and Fulham have been proposing loans or £5m upfront with £20m next summer.”

Get it done.

We know that there are plenty of financial restrictions at the club right now, but there comes a point where they simply need to pull the trigger on this.

With Richarlison joining Spurs for around £60million earlier in the window, Everton surely have the cash they need to splash out £17.5million if needed.

Burnley as well as the player have a decision to make, and that is what is likely delaying this, as they will want the most money upfront they can get.

Cornet is said to favour a move to Merseyside though and has even agreed on personal terms it has been reported, so an agreement with our former rivals is all that is needed.

This one could go down to the wire with numerous clubs in the hunt, but surely Frank Lampard can put his foot down and make sure that this one is sorted.

We are desperate for attacking reinforcements and this has to be the first.