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QUOTE SPURS boss Harry Redknapp plans a £2million swoop for Chelsea teenager Jack Cork.

The 19-year-old has failed to make an impact at Stamford Bridge and is on loan at Watford.

Cork, the son of former Wimbledon striker Alan, can play anywhere across the back four and in a defensive midfield role.

He enjoyed a spell on loan at Bournemouth under Kevin Bond, who is now No 2 at White Hart Lane.

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Spurs have been interested in Jack for a while if you believe the press. Jack Cork is a very solid player and has found his best position at defensive midfield, although he can play at centre back or right back. Jack is one of those players we won't be looking to offload because he has done so well. I think either a loan in the premier league or back with us to see what he can do.

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I really wouldn't sell Jack Cork. If Chelsea wanted to keep an English-based core in their side, particularly if they want to compete in Europe then they wouldn't want to let him go.

Jack Cork has done brilliantly at every loan spell he has made, becomming one of their most valuable and best players. Personally next season i would bring him into the squad as back up in the defensive midfield role! But it could be equally as likely that a loan move in the premiership will happen.

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Jack Cork has done brilliantly at every loan spell he has made, becomming one of their most valuable and best players. Personally next season i would bring him into the squad as back up in the defensive midfield role! But it could be equally as likely that a loan move in the premiership will happen.

I think rajkovic will stop this lad coming through.

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Chelsea youngster Jack Cork is among Reading boss Brendan Rodgers' top transfer targets, skysports.com understands.

Rodgers is assessing his squad at the Madejski Stadium after recently taking over at the Championship club.

The manager is a huge admirer of Cork having worked him with during his time at Chelsea and Watford, and believes he would be a valuable addition to his side.

Cork enjoyed a spell on loan at Watford last season and impressed during his time at Vicarage Road.

The 19-year-old is due to report back to Chelsea for pre-season training next month and he is waiting to see if Chelsea plan to loan him out again for next season.

Rodgers is hoping to use his connections at Chelsea to lure Cork to Reading, seeing the England Under 21 international's versatility as an attractive proposition for his new-look Royals next season.

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Burnley midfielder Cork is ready to leave Chelsea, says father

ALAN Cork has revealed that son Jack is ready to seek a permanent move away from Chelsea – and would have no qualms about dropping down to the Championship to play for Burnley again next season.

The former Wimbledon and Sheffield United striker is due at Turf Moor tomorrow to see Jack in action on the final day of the campaign against Tottenham, and has taken great pride in seeing his son take his first steps in the top flight with the Clarets – making them one of a select group of fathers and sons to have both played in the Premier League.

The 20-year-old has impressed since joining from Chelsea in January, having had a spell with Coventry earlier in the season following previous loan spells with Bournemouth, Scunthorpe, Southampton and Watford.

Many Burnley fans hope that Cork could return to Turf Moor on loan again next season. But a permanent switch could also now be a possibility, funds permitting, with the midfielder set to give up on his dream of making the first team at Stamford Bridge – even if he may also attract interest from elsewhere.

“I think he’s pretty much realised now that it’s not going to happen for him at Chelsea,” said Alan.

“He has been there since he was seven but they’ve got about 40 players, and they have just won the Youth Cup so they have a lot of good young players.

“They have Ryan Bertrand who has been out on loan at Reading, Scott Sinclair at Wigan and Michael Mancienne at Wolves.

“If eight or nine of them go back at once they’re not all going to get a game.

“Jack has got two years left on his contract at Chelsea, so it’s all down to what they want to do.

“I think Coventry put a bid in for him previously but they turned it down.

“He’ll go back to speak to Chelsea and Frank Arnesen on Monday or Tuesday and find out what their plans are.

“He has played in a few teams that have been struggling now and I think he would just like to be in a team that is winning more games.

“He would go anywhere.

“I don’t think dropping down to the Championship would worry him.

“It’s been disappointing for Jack that Burnley have been relegated but personally it has gone well for him.

“He has enjoyed it there.”

Alan, now 51, scored goals galore during his time at Wimbledon and is desperate to see Jack break his Clarets duck tomorrow.

“I scored a lot of goals and that’s the one thing he hasn’t done,” said Alan, who left his coaching role at Bolton when manager Gary Megson was relieved of his duties.

“Jack has got everything else. He can pass the ball, which I could never do, he doesn’t give the ball away.

“He just needs to score some goals! I think he’d love to get one on Sunday.

“I was at Fulham when he came on for his debut for Burnley and he was really pleased about that because he was excited to play in the Premier League.

“They have been good to him there. I know Paul Fletcher from Coventry, and I know Stuart Gray as well because I worked with Steve Wigley at Bolton and those two are close.

“There are only three or four fathers and sons who have played in the Premier League so I’m proud to see Jack doing well.

“He’s a nice lad and he’s played 120 games now so he’s quite experienced.

“I played until I was 36 and made 700 appearances. He’s certainly on course for that.”

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That would be poor, i think he at least should be given a chance for next season!

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They're just rumours.

About Cork that may be true, but i definetely wouldn't be so sure of Stoch! What i heard at the start of the season is that he had a clause inlcuded that he could be bought by Twente at the end of the season if they wanted to. Don't know if that's true, but Stoch also said later on in the season he wasn't so sure about his future at Chelsea.

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If the club want to keep these promising youngsters then new contract offers need to be made, IMO.

Certainly, they could use some of the Wages of Ballack, Deco, Carvalho etc to offer our youngsters better contracts :rolleyes:

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