Burnley manager Eddie Howe has confirmed that he would like to see Jack Cork return to the club next season.
The versatile midfielder made 46 appearances for the Clarets this season after joining on loan from Chelsea back in August.
He now returns to Stamford Bridge but the Turf Moor outfit are thought to be keen on bringing him back on a permanent deal.
It would be Cork's third spell with the Lancashire club and boss Howe hopes a deal for the 21-year-old can be agreed.
"Jack will go back to Chelsea now and finish the season with them," Howe told the Lancashire Telegraph.
"He's an excellent young player and I'm sure there will be discussions taking place and we'll just have to see how it unfolds."
Cork is expected to demand a fee in the region of £2million and a number of top-end Championship clubs are likely to chase his signature.
Burnley finished the campaign in eighth but their future looks bright under young manager Howe and they can now build for next season.