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Report: Moyes remains hopeful of landing target

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.

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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

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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: Moyes remains hopeful of landing target

  1. Believe it when I see it, all words and no action. We haven’t got £50M.

  2. Just not going to happen. Even if they did pay what Burnley are asking (which they won’t), Leicester will trump it and let’s face it, Leicester is going to be a far more enticing prospect than WH.

  3. OMG how the hell is he going to get Tarkowski, great player but not worth the reported £50 million. His hands are tied so I won’t hold my breath. It appears that other clubs are not selling on the cheap like we seem to be prepared to do.

  4. We have academy players that can step up. Doubt our U-23s would have been as pathetic as our “first” team against Bournemouth. Choose to use them rather than making them feel they are second tier.

  5. Absolutely no chance ,,,just trying to appease the fans by throwing a bid in it’s a waste of time,,,20 odd million is an insult ,and for starters if he were to leave he would choose Leicester over us because at least 30 million isnt such an insult,, but lets be calm and collected and maybe a signing will fall in our lap because we are so classy ….😏

  6. I just cannot work out what Moyes is doing. We need two FB’s more than a CB so that is where our focus and limited funds need to be directed. If we had two world class CB’s they will still struggle with the two full backs we have so we will not improve. I see no sense to this.

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