Wednesday, 23rd November, 2011
Chelsea and Liverpool are tracking French midfielder Benjamin Corgnet.
Sources from France have confirmed that the English duo have taken a liking to the 24-year-old, who currently turns out for Ligue 1 outfit Dijon.
Scouts from both Andre Villas-Boas’ and Kenny Dalglish’s sides took in Dijon’s weekend clash against Bordeaux, a game in which Corgnet scored the second goal in a 2-0 win for Les Rouges.
The Frenchman has appeared in 13 Ligue 1 games this season, finding the net a prolific six times so far – it is little surprise that Corgnet’s form has attracted such interest.
Corgnet’s story is an astonishing one, with the player only joining the professional ranks in 2010, moving to Dijon from French fifth-tier side Monts d’Or Azergues.
Dijon coach Patrice Carteron will be reluctant to lose his attacking midfielder, especially with the club shaping up to be involved in a relegation scrap during the second half of the season.
And under contract until 2015, Dijon are thought to require at least €7M to part with their star.
Corgnet himself would surely jump at the chance to move to either Stamford Bridge or Anfield though in what would represent the culmination of a remarkable two years of progress.
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