BURNLEY are looking to bring Swansea City midfielder Jack Cork back to Turf Moor.

The 28-year-old has emerged a target for Sean Dyche as the Clarets chief looks to strengthen his options in midfield.

Cork featured 57 times for Burnley in two loan spells in 2010 and 2011 and he could be set for a return to the club with talks understood to be ongoing with Swansea over a potential £10million deal.

While Cork is vice-captain at the Liberty Stadium he has just a year remaining on his deal and could face a battle for a place in the side next year.

He made 25 Premier League starts last season and came off the bench a further five times, helping the Swans to beat the drop under Paul Clement.

But he didn't start any of the final six games of the campaign as Leon Britton returned to the side and he has since penned a new deal with the club, while Tom Carroll arrived permanently in January and Clement has signed Spaniard Roque Mesa from Las Palmas already this summer.

Cork began his career at Chelsea and made his first move to Burnley in February 2010, spending the rest of the 2010/11 season on loan with the Clarets.

He returned in the summer to spend all of the 2011/12 season with the club on a temporary basis, but in July 2011 he left Stamford Bridge on a permanent basis, signing for Southampton.

Dyche is looking to strengthen in the middle of the pitch this summer, having lost Joey Barton after his 18-month ban from all football activity following a Football Association charge in relation to betting offences.

Steven Defour's future also remains uncertain, although he has returned for pre-season training as the chances of a move to Olympiakos recede.

One midfielder who won't be making the move to Turf Moor is Stoke City's Glenn Whelan.

Burnley were linked with the 33-year-old over the weekend but the Lancashire Telegraph understand they are not interested in the Republic of Ireland international.

The two clubs have already done business once this summer, with Jonathan Walters making the switch for £2million last week, but Whelan will not be joining him and adding to Burnley's Irish contingent.