West Ham have made a final bid worth £35 million for Burnley centre-back James Tarkowski, according to high level insiders Claret and Hugh.
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Hammers boss David Moyes has clearly identified Tarkowski, 27, as his priority transfer target this summer.
The Telegraph reported two weeks ago that the Hammers made a £27 million bid for Tarkowski – one that the Clarets swiftly rejected.
The Evening Standard then suggested that West Ham are preparing an improved offer for the Burnley man.
ExWHUemployee confirmed those claims by suggesting that the east London club are prepared to bid in excess of £30 million for Tarkowski. And the Hammers insider also hinted that David Sullivan could be prepared to double the 27-year-old’s current wages.
As things stand, Burnley are not playing ball, however.
The Clarets want closer to £50 million for the 27-year-old defender according to the Daily Mail.
And Claret and Hugh reckon that West Ham have submitted a third and final offer of £35 million for Tarkowski.
It is suggested that the Lancashire outfit may look at that fee as too good to refuse considering the fact that the England international has just two years remaining on his current deal.
The Burnley ace could be a West Ham player later this week if Sean Dyche accepts West Ham’s reported offer, according to Claret and Hugh.
And he really would be an excellent addition for the Hammers.