MAXWEL CORNET will re-join the Premier League after West Ham triggered his release clause at Burnley.
Cornet, 25, was relegated last season with Burnley as their top goalscorer with 10 goals.
His performances and the subsequent relegation of the Clarets caused Cornet to attract a lot of interest.
Among the interested parties have been Nottingham Forest, Everton and super-rich Newcastle.
But despite the Ivorian having a release clause of just £17.5million, no club had triggered it before West Ham.
Consequently, David Moyes' side were first to the punch and have completed their fifth signing of the summer.
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SunSport understands Cornet will be having his medical tonight.
The Hammers have already splashed out north of £80m on signing Gianluca Scamacca, Nayef Aguerd, Flynn Downes and making Alphonse Areola's stay permanent.
The club have also reportedly agreed a £35m fee to sign Lille midfielder Amadou Onana, though personal terms are yet to be agreed.
Provided they win their qualifying game, West Ham will venture into Europe once again next season in the form of the Europa Conference League.
However, after with Cornet they will have far better options than what they did last season when they made it all the way to the semi-finals of the Europa League.
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For Moyes keeping the likes of Declan Rice and Jarrod Bowen out of the clutches of the big six was also paramount, and thus far this has been a resounding success for them.
West Ham will kick off their season against Premier League champions Manchester City when they host them at the London Stadium on Sunday.
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