James Tarkowski is keen to join West Ham United from Burnley in January according to the Evening Standard.

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Hammers boss David Moyes is keen to bring the 28-year-old centre-back to the London Stadium.

West Ham could face a problem though – Burnley’s asking price for Tarkowski.

The Clarets allegedly want around £20 million for the defender in January.

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Considering the fact that he will be out of contract at Turf Moor in the summer, there is no way that the Hammers will be paying anything like that.

It would be more likely for West Ham to try and sign him on a free transfer in seven months time.

Tarkowski wants January West Ham move but it’s unlikely

The Evening Standard reckon that the 28-year-old centre-back is open to moving to the London Stadium this winter.

Unless Burnley lower their demands for Tarkowski though, we just can’t see it happening.

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The Clarets defender has been linked with a move to West Ham for quite some time now (The Independent, Claret and Hugh and 90min).

At the time, Tarkowski allegedly didn’t want to swap Burnley for West Ham (ExWHUemployee).

I wonder why he now wants to join us when he didn’t last year?! In all fairness, we should just move on from Tarkowski and we certainly shouldn’t be spending £20 million on him in January.

The Hammers are at a completely different level now and we could, and most probably should, be doing a lot better than the Burnley man.

It might just be a question of whether or not we are able to get better value for money in January.

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Moyes is clearly a big fan of the tenacious tackling, experienced centre-half though. And if the Scot brings him to the London Stadium, we will get behind him like every other signing Moyes has made.

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