West Ham have called off their bid for Burnley defender James Tarkowski, according to a new report.
The Daily Mail reports that the Hammers have decided against making a bid for the centre-back in this transfer window despite holding a previous interet in the defender.
David Moyes is on the lookout for a centre-back reinforcement this summer, with Fabian Balbuena poised to leave the club upon the expiration of his contract.
But the Scot has opted against making a bid for Tarkowski this summer and the Hammers, per the report, will instead pursue other defenders in this market as they look to refresh the squad.
Tarkowski is entering the final year of his Burnley contract and is said to also be attracting interest from Leicester.
The central defender made 36 appearances in the Premier League in 2020/21 and has also won two caps for England, though he did not make it into Gareth Southgate’s squad for Euro 2020.