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Report: Fresh Tarkowski twist

James Tarkowski’s potential move to West Ham has taken another twist.

The London Evening Standard reports that Leicester City, who were interested in signing the defender last summer, have made a fresh enquiry as to the Burnley defender’s availability. The timing is interesting, as Tarkowski missed Burnley’s game against Sheffield United in the EFL Cup with a supposed toe injury.

The Foxes tabled a bid back then and are again interested in snapping up his signature.

West Ham have had a number of bids rejected for Tarkowski as they look to secure defensive reinforcements in this transfer window, the last of which totalled over £30m with add-ons included.

The report states that the defender is keen to leave Turf Moor as he looks to force his way back into the England squad ahead of next summer’s European Championships.

Burnley wants around £50m for Tarkowski, who is also keen to play Champions League football; moving to Leicester may then be an attractive option for the 27-year-old in this transfer window.

They have yet to make a formal bid, though, and it is not clear if they will.

Meanwhile, LancsLive claim Burnley have not received a fresh bid from West Ham for James Tarkowski.

Reports emerged on Thursday morning from Sky Sports suggesting the Hammers had returned with a £31million offer but they are understood to be wide of the mark according to local Burnley sources.

West Ham have made the 27-year-old their top transfer target and remain interested in prising Tarkowski away from Turf Moor.

But having seen two offers rebuffed they have yet to return with a third the local website claims.

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About Dave Langton

A journalist with 10 years' experience of working on National newspapers, now chief reporter covering the club that I've loved since I was a boy. Upton Park remains the greatest football stadium ever built.

8 comments on “Report: Fresh Tarkowski twist

  1. Do you remember the story two weeks ago that we will have new signings by this week. Well it won’t be Tarkowski and it doesn’t look like there is anyone else either. So no new signings yet again.

    • Agreed Mark.With an imminent buyout I suspect there will be nothing done.All the links to incoming players is pie in the sky stuff.With West Ham it’s same old,same old.

  2. Championship Board… Embarrassing shambles. Sell up and leave… Its untenable between the board and the fans…

  3. This article is claiming Leicester offered 40 million for Tarkowski last summer. I thought it was 30 myself but then your the journalist and no doubt you would have been careful to do your due diligence in terms of research rather than publish a fake news story that’s factually incorrect. So the question is, what makes West Ham think they can get him for 30 miilion? Or do we know we won’t, but don’t care because we don’t want to spend the money in the first place.

  4. But that’s what the 2 David’s have done every year they play make believe, there in for this one and in for that one and end up with no One. It’s a yearly thing
    They dont have the money

  5. The window doesn’t close until the 5th October, then runs until the 16th domestically.

  6. Every year we do this persist in pretending we are interested in a player and putting offers in that fall just short of the valuation so Sullivan can say we did try and then we end up with some free journeyman well passed their sell by date.
    Why keep on with this chase of a player who clearly does not want to come to West Ham.
    There are young players in the Championship who would be hungry to come and play for us in the PL and possibly better than this guy I thought that was going to be the policy.
    The fools running our club think they are pulling the wool over our eyes, they are not fit to run a Sunday league team..
    Sign some players to improve the team or sell up and ship out.

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