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Dyche’s disappointing Tarkowski update

Sean Dyche has confirmed that James Tarkowski is likely to remain at Burnley for the 2020/21 season.

West Ham have tabled two bids for the central defender as they look to bolster their backline with the funds generated from the sale of Grady Diangana to West Bromwich Albion.

The final bid totalled as much as £30m.

Both have been rejected, however, and Burnley boss Dyche insists that he is making plans for the season that involve the 27-year-old, with the transfer window extended into October.

Quoted by lancs.live, he said:

“With James Tarkowski, I am not planning on anything else other than him being here.”

He also insists that there have been no new bids in recent days.

He added: “We have nothing relevant at the moment and we are hoping it is not.

“We want to keep our best players in house. He is a very good player and has delivered for us on a consistent basis over a long period of time.

“I don’t see why any player would leave here at this moment in time and if so I would imagine the numbers would need to be considerable for it to even be considered.”

Tarkowski has emerged as a target as boss David Moyes looks to make additions to his squad but he may now have to find an alternative.

The ex-Everton boss is keen to bring defenders into the club; he wants to sign at least one centre-back and one full-back but it does not appear that the Clarets centre-back will be making the move to east London.

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11 comments on “Dyche’s disappointing Tarkowski update

  1. This is not a surprise – in all honesty, given the player’s seeming lack of willingness to even consider leaving Burnley, never mind coming down here, I never expected it. It feels that too much time has been wasted on this one, potentially to the detriment of finding players who actually WOULD consider joining the club.

  2. He never was Dave.

  3. No new bids …cant be that serious then …but I think we all thought they were bids just to appease the fans anyway, so no real shock there….think they were told 35 mill would do it ,so just falling short is were they will stop ..

  4. Just more bs from Sullivan, so he can say we tried. If the ub had been serious then knowing his £50 million buy out clause they wouldn’t have gone in so low. Utter joke, why can’t they just admit they are both incompetent and incapable of the annual investment required to run a PL club and hand over to those that have the funds to do so. GSB out

    • Totally agree………… It’s a well known dance, that we know all the steps to. Been there, seen it, done it and got LOADS of T-Shirts…. GSB Foxtrot Oscar!

    • Lets hope this US consortium takeover has some substance.They are totally out of their depth now and are obviously not going to invest the sort of money needed at this club as proved in this current transfer market.

  5. I think that perhaps we need to move on – or put in our final bid (say 35 Million) and if it is rejected then we move on. This is nothing new at West Ham (or even at other clubs – Zaha is still at Palace despite interest in him last year) – I remember John Lyall trying to sign Kerry Dixon and failing – we got Leroy Rosenoir instead who turned into a bit of a cult hero so who knows

    We do need to strengthen our defence however


  6. What happened to my comments?

  7. Its all paper and agent talk, he was only going to leave Burnley for a club competing in Europe according to his own statements. We were only window dressing! Hopefully our real targets have passed under the radar!

  8. Tarkowski is highly unlikely to be coming to us the way we have started the season, I suspect if he was courting interest it was only to get a bid accepted so Leicester can come in and take him away after all the hard work had been done to set his price.

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