Following a number of high profile departures from Southampton already this summer, Jack Cork could be readying himself to leave too, with both Palace and Swansea supposedly interested in signing the defender.
The 25-year-old began his professional career at Chelsea in 2006, but after seven loan spells away from Stamford Bridge, Cork left the Blues for Southampton in 2011.
Since then, the Sutton born centre-back has gone on to make 112 appearances for the South Coast outfit, although sadly, he has never managed to get himself on the scoresheet.
With the likes of Lambert, Lallana, Lovren and Chambers having already made their way out of the Southampton set-up, there are rumours that a number of others, including Cork are keen on following them, and given their current employer’s recent attitude towards player sales, it wouldn’t surprise anyone to see one or two more leave before the summer is over.
Having failed in our bid to bring Steven Caulker to SE25 a week or so ago, the potential signing of Cork would make a great deal of sense, as Tony Pulis looks to add some much-needed depth to our defensive set-up.
Do you think Cork has what it takes to challenge Damien Delaney and Scott Dann for a place in our starting line-up next season? Or would you rather we focussed our efforts elsewhere?