REPORTS: Scouts Watch €7m Midfielder Ahead Of January Bid

By on November 24, 2011

Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester United are all monitoring Dijon midfielder Benjamin Corgnet, according to reports.

The Frenchman has been in impressive form for newly promoted Ligue 1 side Dijon, scoring 6 goals in 13 appearances so far this season. That form has not got un-noticed in England as Andre Villas-Boas, Kenny Dalglish and Sir Alex Ferguson have all been suitably impressed.

The Premiership trio have all sent scouts to watch the 24-year-old in action, and they recently saw Corgnet score during Dijon’s 2-0 win over Bordeaux. It’s been suggested in the French media that a fee of €7m would be enough to secure his signature and all three clubs are considering a January move.

Chelsea have struggled so far this season and may consider Corgnet as a cheaper alternative to Tottenhams Luka Modric, who the Blues failed to land int he summer. Liverpool boss Kenny Dalglish is keen to add more creativity to his midfield options following the frustrating injury problems faced by Steven Gerrard. United meanwhile are also on the lookout for an attack minded midfielder after missing out on both Modric and Nasri in the summer.  

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2 Comments

  1. Yahaya

    November 24, 2011 at 3:51 pm

    He is a very good player.i deserve to play for chelsea

  2. Steven

    November 24, 2011 at 8:22 pm

    U guys dont no the problem of chelsea, on my own point of view i think lampard is d coz, bcoz he does not no his job as a central midfielder, can u remember when lampard was on bench during when mata & merieles was on that midfield, dey knock d ball & pass d ball like a xavi & messi, and thats was when torress scored 4 goals for us, so if anyone of u who just glance tru dis text can help me to inform (AVB) to start playing mata in dat no 10 position like d way silva is playing it in (MAN CITY) and by january he should bring (LUCA MODRIC & CAHIL ) to balance the midfield & defence for us, players like malouda, anelka, mikel, kalou, bosingwa, alex, lukaku,drogba, dey dont hav anyting to offer again, they ar just after d money,they should be sold out from the team, we need new faces in d team & young talents, not old men, pls my fellow blues mate just help me to pass dis little info to (AVB) for me, i still remain blue army 4 lyf, till death do me and chelsea apart, KTBFFH.

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