By Dave Langton
James Tarkowski remains on David Moyes’ list of potential defensive signings in the January transfer window.
The Hammers have been interested in the Burnley centre-back for some time and remain so as the winter window looms.
The club are in the market for a new centre-back in January, with both Angelo Ogbonna and Kurt Zouma on the treatment table.
The Irons have yet to formally decide which centre-back to pursue in January but there is an expectation that a new signing in the position will arrive.
Tarkowski may end up being too expensive, with his contract set to expire at the end of the season, and Burnley demanding around £20m for the centre-back, who has also been eyed by Newcastle.
Liverpool’s Nat Phillips is another potential target and Moyes is a fan of the Reds star but the Irons aren’t the only club interested.
A decision will have to be made swiftly, with the window looming, and the Hammers still desperate for defensive reinforcements.
Not really a fan of Tarkowski- but looks like we need maybe 2 CB’s possibly 3 if Diop goes.
Can’t see WH letting him go though.We really need to get them at the start of the window or we’ll have a similar month as December. Would like to see a younger CB, though a player as good as Zouma probably won’t be available.
I trust that DM and the scouting team have a player profile in mind, and therefore know their needs in detail. Either way he can’t sell Diop at this juncture and that’s fact, what Newcastle want is irrelevant We know we need s defender and striker and need to have a plan for Areole and Kral longer term.
Maybe we can swap him for Masuaku.Straight swap no cash to be received.