West Ham are plotting a £7 million bid for Burnley centre-back James Tarkowski ahead of the January transfer window according to a report from The Sun.

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Hammers boss David Moyes may well be on the look-out for a new central defender in January.

Angelo Ogbonna was recently ruled out for the season after suffering an ACL injury.

And considering the fact that the Italian will be out of action for at least six months or so, West Ham would be wise to bring in another top-class centre-back in January.

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It seems as though Moyes has his eye on one player in particular who he thinks would be the ideal January window addition.

West Ham eye swoop for Burnley ace James Tarkowski

The Sun reckon that the Hammers are planning one final attempt to sign the 29-year-old with a £7 million offer in the pipeline.

In the summer of 2020, West Ham made a £31 million bid for Tarkowski – an offer that was subsequently rejected by Burnley (Sky Sports).

The Independent suggested last year that Moyes was desperate to bring him to East London.

Tarkowski would be a very smart addition for the Hammers.

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The Clarets ace is a physically imposing, aerially commanding and tenacious tackling, old-school centre-half.

At 29, he probably has three or four years left at the very top of his game.


£7 million would represent good business for West Ham. That’s in spite of the fact that his contract at Turf Moor is set to expire in the summer.

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Whether Burnley would accept that kind of fee for Tarkowski, however, remains to be seen.

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