West Ham and Everton open talks to sign Burnley’s Maxime Estève

According to a report from L’ÉquipeWest Ham and Everton have both opened preliminary talks to sign Burnley defender Maxime Estève (22). 

Estève left formative club Montpellier HSC towards the end of the January transfer window. Despite Burnley’s swift return to the EFL Championship, following relegation from the Premier League, Estève impressed for Vincent Kompany’s side, featuring in every one of the club’s games since his €12m arrival from France. 

However, he may not remain with the Clarets as they look to bounce straight back into the Premier League. According to L’Équipe, West Ham United and Everton have both opened preliminary talks to sign the French youth international, having been impressed with his performances over the past few months. 

However, should he move to either side, they may have to pay a considerable fee. Burnley won’t want to make a loss on a centre-back they signed just months earlier, whilst the former MHSC defender’s contract runs until 2028. 

GFFN | Luke Entwistle

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