West Ham could reignite their interest in James Tarkowski with Burnley close to sign Stoke City ace Nathan Collins according to club insiders Claret and Hugh.

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Hammers boss David Moyes is thought to be keen on signing a top class centre-half this summer.

In fact, it is one of the Scot’s top three priorities according to Claret and Hugh.

The West Ham manager was in the same boat last summer.

The Hammers were chasing James Tarkowski for weeks before settling for Craig Dawson in the end after Burnley boss Sean Dyche wouldn’t let the 28-year-old leave Turf Moor (The Telegraph).

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West Ham back in for James Tarkowski (Photo by Sebastian Frej/MB Media/Getty Images)

West Ham back in for Tarkowski?

Claret and Hugh reckon that the Hammers could be set to reignite their interest in the Burnley ace with just 12 months remaining on his current deal with the Lancashire club.


David Moyes undoubtedly needs to bolster his central defensive ranks at the London Stadium with Fabian Balbuena having left.

On paper Tarkowski, who earns £50k-a-week (Spotrac) would be a fine addition.

James Tarkowski of Burnley (Photo by Alex Broadway/Getty Images)

Tarky stats

In 36 Premier League appearances for Burnley last season, the 28-year-old averaged 1.8 tackles, 1.2 interceptions, 4.4 clearances and 1.2 blocks per game. He also won an average of 4.6 aerial duels per match (Who Scored).

Those really are some very impressive numbers.

We think that Tarkowski would be a superb signing for West Ham.

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As long as Burnley don’t ask for silly money, David Moyes should definitely be all over this one.

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