South-Coast latest: Jack Cork's future; Pompey want 'non-league Yaya Toure'

Today's south-coast latest features news from Southampton, Brighton and hove Albion, Plymouth Argyle and Portsmouth.

Jack Cork attracting interest from Crystal Palace

Jack Cork is the latest Southampton player to be linked with a move away from the club. The 24-year-old Englishman is coming into the last year of his contract at St Mary's and it's understood that Palace boss Tony Pulis is an admirer of the young midfielder.

The Daily Express is reporting that Cork will be part of an ambitious triple swoop by Palace, also involving Macnhester City wantaway defender Joleon Lescott, and 6' 7" Stoke City striker Peter Crouch.

The Chelsea academy graduate made 28 appearances for the Saints this season and over the whole season he had a pass accuracy of 86%. 

Cork would certainly sure up the Palace midfield, and should they make a move he could be available for around £3m.

Brighton youngster keen to stay despite interest from Arsenal and Manchester City

Brighton and England youth keeper Christian Walton is reportedly keen on plying his trade with the south-coast club, despite interest from Premier League champions Man City and Arsenal.

The 18-year-old's father, Tim Walton, told the Cornish Guardian of the interest in his son: "A number of clubs have been watching Christian. Arsenal are one and we know Manchester City are keen.

“He did extremely well in his three games for England, which has attracted interest.”

The young shot stopper rose prominence after being selected for England's youth squad in their failed attempt to reach the European Championship Finals in Hungary.

He's yet to make his Albion debut, but the departures of Tomasz Kuszczak and Peter Brezovan have made him, at least for the time being anyway, second in line for the Goalkeeping spot.

Plymouth Argyle voted best club to visit in England

The Pilgrims have surprisingly been voted the best away-day experience in the whole of English football according to the Football Supporters' Federation.

Approximately 5,300 supporters took part in the poll which involved all 92 Premier and Football league team. The factors involved in the poll were: food and drink, safety, transport, and how good the view of the pitch was.

Plymouth received the highest mark of all four English divisions averaging in at 8.33 out of 10. They were closely followed by Premier League outfit Cardiff City who were the only other club to top eight out of 10.

Portsmouth keen on signing 'non-league Yaya Toure'

Dubbed the Yaya Toure of non-league football Hawks FC midfielder Nigel Atangana is reportedly attracting real interest from League Two's Pompey.

The 25-year-old Frenchman has been a stand out player for the non-league outfit this season. Hawks' manager and ex-Pompey forward Lee Bradbury told Portsmouth News Atangana is good enough to play League One football.

He said: "I am comfortable in saying Nigel can play week in, week out in League Two, if not League One.

"I have managed players not as good as him in League One, so that is another level he can play at."

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