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.