County Derry native Eunan O'Kane will be watching on with interest today as speculation intensifies about his future.

Following on from his man of the match performance in the FA Cup against Liverpool last weekend, the Banagher man's stock has risen and it is understood that a number of Premier League clubs are vying for his signature before tonight's 11pm deadline.

With everyone from Crystal Palace to Sunderland, from Norwich to Aston Villa all believed to be linked with the central midfielder, O'Kane spoke with the County Derry Post and stated that he is thinking about nothing other than Bournemouth.

"If I had a penny for every time my name was linked with another club, I wouldn't need to play football," he said.

However, a potential move for the north Derry man could depend on the business involving Norwich and Aston Villa.  With Paul Lambert having had a third bid for Irishman Wes Hoolahan turned down, his attention could soon switch.  Likewise, Chris Houghton will not want to lose his midfielder without knowing that a replacement is lined up.  That could bring O'Kane into the bargain.

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