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Crystal Palace among clubs eyeing AFC Bournemouth defender



A number of Premier League clubs including Crystal Palace, West Brom and Leicester are thought to be weighing up an offer for Bournemouth central defender Steve Cook in the January transfer window, according to the Evening Standard.

Steve Cook is attracting interest

Steve Cook is attracting interest

The 23-year-old former Brighton man signed for the Cherries back in 2012 for £150,000 and has since established himself in the first team making 109 appearances.

He was part of the squad that gained promotion from League One in 2013 and helped the south coast club finish tenth in the Championship last season marking Bournemouth’s highest ever finish in the Football League.

Cook was previously linked to Crystal Palace and West Brom in the summer before signing a new three-year-deal in July when the rumours died down.

However, it is believed the two Premier League clubs are still interested in the young defender and Premier League new boys Leicester have joined the chase for his signature in January.

Cook is enjoying more success with the Cherries this season as they currently sit third in the Championship and have the opportunity to occupy the top spot at Christmas.

They also beat West Brom 2-1 in October in the Capital One Cup fourth round which has thought to have intensified interest in Cook.

The Baggies may also be impressed with his displays in the 8-0 demolition of midlands rivals Birmingham in October and the Cherries 2-1 away win at fierce rivals Wolves on Saturday.

ScoopDragon Football News Network

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