Date: 30th January 2010 at 7:23am
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Speculation on Clarets messageboard boards soared yesterday following the hint from Brian Laws that we were in the market for an Under 21 international from a Premier League side.

It would appear the target we are interested in is 20 year old Chelsea midfielder, Jack Cork.

Brian Laws is understood to be close to finalising a loan deal the England Under 21 international for the rest of the season. It is believed the deal will be finalised on Monday 1st February before the window closes at 5:00pm

By coincidence, Burnley play Chelsea at Turf Moor this Saturday so there has been no rush to complete the deal since Cork would not have been allowed to play against his parent club anyway.

Cork has not yet made his first team debut for Chelsea but has had several successful loan spells in the Championship and lower leagues and played in over 100 games.

He has had two loan spells at Bournemouth followed by stints at Scunthorpe United, Southampton and Watford.

Cork signed a new three-year deal with the Blues last summer and spent the first half of the season on loan at Coventry returning to Stamford Bridge in December.

Although mainly a midfielder Cork can also play in the back four.

The links to Bolton refuse to subside, with Jack being the son of former Bolton Wanderers coach, Alan Cork who left the club after the appointment of Joshua Judas Moses Coyle!


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