Liverpool and Chelsea monitoring Lewis Cook with similar transfer approach
Cook, 22, has made 56 appearances for the Cherries since joining from Leeds in 2016.
He has become an important member of Eddie Howe’s midfield, signing a new deal last year that keeps him at the Vitality Stadium until 2022.
The York-born star was also handed his first England cap in 2018 as a result of his impressive Premier League form, coming on as a late substitute in a 1-1 friendly draw with Italy at Wembley.
And according to the Daily Mail , Cook is now on both Liverpool and Chelsea’s radar.
He will have to prove his form and fitness this term, nevertheless, after only returning from a lengthy spell on the sidelines last month.
Yet it is believed the European champions and Frank Lampard’s Blues are in the market for the best young English talent and Cook’s energetic style in the middle of the park makes him an attractive option.
In fact, he has even been compared to Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson because of his ability to cover ground and show leadership skills on the pitch.
Cook captained the England Under-20 side who won the World Cup in 2017 and the Toulon Tournament a year later.
He burst onto the scene as a 17-year-old at Leeds in 2014, making his first-team debut for the club as a substitute against Millwall.
But just two years and 85 appearances later, Bournemouth came calling with a £7m bid that prised him away from Elland Road.
Howe is a huge admirer of Cook, hailing the midfield general’s tireless running in his first game back after nine months on the sidelines against Everton last month.
“He was hugely impressive. He’s missed a lot of football but he has done everything right in his recovery,” he said.
“He has put the yards in. I’ve never seen a player run as much as he has.”