Pool deny ‘offer accepted’ story for Chelsea star

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POOL have denied reports they have had an offer accepted for Chelsea’s England Under-21 star Jack Cork, who spent last season on loan at Lancashire rivals Burnley.

The Gazette understands the Seasiders have been tracking Cork for some time but secretary Matt Williams said: “Contrary to speculation, we have not had a bid accepted for the player and we were surprised to read that we had.

“The manager has given the chairman a number of targets and he is speaking to their clubs, their representatives and to the individuals concerned. As soon as something is finalised it will be announced.”

Southampton are understood to be favourites to sign Cork, though Burnley and Pool may