David Moyes is hopeful of signing James Tarkowski from Burnley this summer, despite the club’s huge asking price, according to The Daily Mail.
The club first tabled a bid for the defender over the weekend.
That offer is worth up to £27m as the Irons look to strengthen their backline, and talks are continuing over a potential deal.
Burnley would like to receive £50m, which is the release clause in the England centre-back’s contract.
The report states that the Clarets are in no mood to negotiate that clause, as they will struggle to sign a top-tier replacement if he does decide to leave.
Moyes is said to remain confident of the possible transfer, though; he wants to bring in defenders this summer, and would like a full-back as well as a centre-back.
The report also makes the claim that the Irons could move for Brentford star Said Benrahma after signing Tarkowski, provided they can do the latter deal.
That may have been made on the basis that the Brentford winger is managed by one of David Sullivan’s most used agencies – Unique Sports Management