Burnley in Talks With Swansea Over Potential Signing of Midfielder Jack Cork This Summer

Wednesday July 19th, 2017

​Burnley are in talks with Swansea City over the potential signing of midfield enforcer Jack Cork this summer.

The former Southampton man made 30 Premier League appearances as Swansea avoided relegation last season, picking up seven yellow cards and also playing in FA Cup and EFL Cup matches.

SWANSEA, WALES - APRIL 02: Adama Traore of Middlesbrough (L) attempts to get away from Jack Cork of Swansea City (R) during the Premier League match between Swansea City and Middlesbrough at the Liberty Stadium on April 2, 2017 in Swansea, Wales. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)
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​Sky Sports claims Cork is Burnley's latest transfer target after deals were agreed for Leeds full-back Charlie Taylor and Stoke forward Jonathan Walters, while a bid has also been tabled for Nottingham Forest striker Britt Assombalonga.

Swansea could demand up to £10m for Cork, who joined the Welsh club for a fee believed to be around £3m back in 2015, while Paul Clement's side are also playing hardball over any potential sale of star man Gylfi Sigurdsson.

The Iceland international was arguably Swansea's best player last season, scoring nine goals and adding 13 assists, and was majorly influential as they ended up avoiding relegation, ultimately finishing 15th.

SWANSEA, WALES - APRIL 02: Jack Cork of Swansea City stretches during the warm up prior to the Premier League match between Swansea City and Middlesbrough at the Liberty Stadium on April 2, 2017 in Swansea, Wales. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)
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Cork started his career as a youth product at Chelsea, failing to make first-team appearance for the Blues and being sent out on loan, having spells with Bournemouth, Scunthorpe, Southampton and Watford.

He also spent two temporary spells with Burnley, making a total of 57 appearances across two seasons as the Clarets played in both the Premier League and the Championship.

Cork established himself at Southampton after joining the Saints in 2011 for an undisclosed fee, becoming a first-team regular as they reached the Premier League before seeing his game time diminish in the 2014-15 season, prompting a move to Swansea.


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