MIDFIELDER Lewis Cook insisted his full focus was on Cherries and said: “I am enjoying my football here.”

Cook was last week linked with Liverpool and Chelsea - the Daily Mail claiming the Premier League big guns were “considering a move” for the 22-year-old.

The publication reported the clubs had “identified the former Leeds star as a target, should he prove his form and fitness this season”.

York-born Cook last month made his return after rupturing the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee against Huddersfield in December.

He played his first 90 minutes in the top flight for the first time in 10 months during Saturday’s 0-0 draw with Norwich at Vitality Stadium.

And with that milestone under his belt, Cook was quick to scupper any transfer speculation.

Quizzed about the links to Liverpool and Chelsea, Cook exclusively told the Daily Echo: “I have just started playing football here.

“I had been out for a long time, so I am just focusing on Bournemouth at the moment.

“I am loving being back and playing football.

“I just forget about it (the speculation) really.

“You’ve just got to focus on your football here and keep enjoying it. I am obviously enjoying playing football again – that’s all I am focusing on right now.”

England international Cook was snapped up by Cherries for a reported £7million from Elland Road in July 2016.

He signed a fresh four-year contract last year, set to keep him at the club until at least the summer of 2022.

Asked whether he was fully committed to Eddie Howe’s side, Cook replied: “Yeah, definitely. I am enjoying my football here, it’s a great place to be and play great football.”

Cook came back into Howe’s starting XI for the stalemate with the Canaries – replacing Jefferson Lerma, who was ruled out with a hip problem.

Giving his thoughts on Saturday’s draw, he added: “It was a tough game but the lads put everything into it and showed some good spells.

“We probably thought we should have got the win but we move on and take the draw.

“We had a clear game plan, we just didn’t stick to it as well as we should have done.

“I think we crossed the ball quite a lot and we could have worked our passing patterns like we normally do into the box and been more clinical.

“When we did play well and did our normal things, it showed. We got a few chances but unfortunately we couldn’t take them.”

He added: “We really wanted to get that clean sheet. Rammers (Aaron Ramsdale) made a great save to keep it that way.

“We will take the positives from that and take it into the next game. Clean sheets are massive in football, especially in the Premier League – they are hard to get.

“We showed a real defensive mentality with some last-ditch tackles. That was a positive, I think.

“We all worked incredibly hard and it was a tough game physically.”