ALAN Cork says that son Jack is ready to seek a permanent move away from Chelsea – and would have no qualms about dropping down to the Championship to play for Burnley again next season.

The former Wimbledon and Sheffield United striker is due at Turf Moor tomorrow to see Jack in action on the final day of the season against Tottenham, and has taken great pride in seeing his son take his first steps in the top flight with the Clarets – making them one of a select group of fathers and sons to have both played in the Premier League.

The 20-year-old has impressed since joining on loan from Chelsea in January, having had a spell with Coventry earlier in the season following previous temporary periods with Bournemouth, Scunthorpe, Southampton and Watford.

Many Burnley fans hope that Cork could return to Turf Moor on loan again next season. But a permanent switch could also now be a possibility, funds permitting, with the midfielder set to give up on his dream of making the first team at Stamford Bridge – even if he may also attract interest from elsewhere.

“I think he’s pretty much realised now that it’s not going to happen for him at Chelsea,” said Alan.

“He has been there since he was seven but they’ve got about 40 players, and they have just won the Youth Cup so they have a lot of good young players.

“They have Ryan Bertrand who has been out on loan at Reading, Scott Sinclair at Wigan and Michael Mancienne at Wolves.

“If eight or nine of them go back at once they’re not all going to get a game.

“Jack has got two years left on his contract at Chelsea, so it’s all down to what they want to do.

“I think Coventry put a bid in for him previously but they turned it down.

“He’ll go back to speak to Chelsea and Frank Arnesen on Monday or Tuesday and find out what their plans are.

“He has played in a few teams that have been struggling now and I think he would just like to be in a team that is winning more games.

“He would go anywhere.

“I don’t think dropping down to the Championship would worry him.

“It’s been disappointing for Jack that Burnley have been relegated but personally it has gone well for him.

“He has enjoyed it there.”

Alan, now 51, scored goals galore during his time at Wimbledon and is desperate to see Jack break his Clarets duck tomorrow.

“I scored a lot of goals and that’s the one thing he hasn’t done,” said Alan.

“Jack has got everything else. He can pass the ball, which I could never do, he doesn’t give the ball away.

“He just needs to score some goals!

“They have been good to him there. There are only three or four fathers and sons who have played in the Premier League so I’m proud to see Jack doing well.”