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West Ham ‘will make one final effort to sign Burnley defender James Tarkowski for £7m in January’


West Ham ‘will make one final effort to sign James Tarkowski for £7m in January’ with the Burnley star out of contract next summer… but the Clarets are desperate to hold onto him as they battle relegation

  • West Ham will launch a £7million bid for Burnley defender James Tarkowski 
  • Tarkowski is out of contract in the summer but David Moyes wants him in January
  • Burnley are desperate to retain  the 29-year-old during their relegation battle
  • The Hammers’ alternatives include Liverpool duo Nat Phillips and Ben Davies 











West Ham boss David Moyes is reportedly keen on signing Burnley defender James Tarkowski and will launch a £7million bid in January. 

Tarkowski will be out of contract in the summer therefore be available on a free transfer but Moyes is keen to sign the 29-year-old during the winter transfer window and will tempt the Clarets with a bid. 

According to The Sun, the Hammers will make a ‘6m or £7m bid’ but that may not be enough as Sean Dyche is desperate to keep hold of the centre-back. 

James Tarkowski is out of contract next summer and is a January target for West Ham

James Tarkowski is out of contract next summer and is a January target for West Ham

David Moyes is keen to bolster his defence as they look to break into the top four this season

David Moyes is keen to bolster his defence as they look to break into the top four this season

Tarkowski joined Burnley from Brentford in 2016 and has played a huge role in keeping their Premier League status – making 195 appearances during that time. 

But their five-year stay in England’s top flight is in danger after picking up just one win from their opening 12 games this season.  

Sean Dyche spoke spoke about Tarkowski’s contract situation earlier in November. He said: ‘Especially in modern football, contracts are a different ball-game.

‘Twenty years ago, players signed a contract and six months later, they’re sold.

‘All I would say about James is that he’s a fantastic professional, he has been since he’s been here and he continues to be.

Burnley boss Sean Dyche will be desperate to keep Tarkowski in their battle against the drop

Burnley boss Sean Dyche will be desperate to keep Tarkowski in their battle against the drop 

Angelo Ogbonna is set to miss the rest of the season after picking up an ACL injury this month

Angelo Ogbonna is set to miss the rest of the season after picking up an ACL injury this month

‘His form this season has been absolutely top drawer.’

West Ham are on the market for a centre-back after Angelo Ogbonna sustained an anterior cruciate ligament injury which looks set to keep him out for the rest of the season. 

If they fail in their attempt to sign Tarkowski, the Hammers have alternatives that include Liverpool pair Nat Phillips and Ben Davies. The latter is currently out on loan at Sheffield United while Phillips is yet to make a league appearance this season. 

West Ham will be keen to recover from their loss against Wolves when they take-on Manchester City on Sunday. Elsewhere, Burnley will host Tottenham at Turf Moor as they look to mount some sort of momentum ahead of the busy Christmas schedule. 



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