Sheffield United are one of a number of clubs keen on signing Burnley midfielder, Jack Cork, according to the Mirror.

The 31-year-old is thought to be interesting a number of clubs this summer, with the likes of Brighton and Newcastle said to keen, as well as United.

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Cork could prove the perfect replacement for the outgoing John Lundstram. The midfield is set to leave Bramall Lane after rejecting a new deal offered by the club.

Meanwhile, Clarets star, Cork, is set to be a free-agent himself come the summer and could be open to a move to The Lane in search of regular first-team football.

Formerly a Chelsea youngster, Cork has forged a fine career in the Premier League, amassing over 250 appearances in spells with Burnley, Southampton, and Swansea.

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Per Spotrac, Cork is said to earn around £38k-a-week in Lancashire. That could put him just within the wage structure at United, especially if the club can avoid relegation.

A fine player with experience, Cork could be ideal

We have moved to sign younger players in more recent windows but that doesn’t mean we should be ignoring more experienced players.

Cork is right in that bracket and at 31, probably has just a few years left at the very top of the game.

He’s versatile, too. That means he could step into a number of roles for Chris Wilder, much like Chris Basham has over the years.

United could do far worse than sign Jack Cork in place of Lundstram, that’s for sure.

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