Leicester 'make move' for Burnley star James Tarkowski

Leicester City have reportedly made a £30m-plus bid for Burnley defender James Tarkowski.

Friday, 25th September 2020, 4:26 pm
Updated Friday, 25th September 2020, 4:31 pm
James Tarkowski in action against Norwich City last season

The Clarets centre half has been the subject of much interest from other clubs during the summer, with West Ham United having made several attempts to take him to the London Stadium.

Foxes manager Brendan Rodgers is believed to be a long-time admirer of the former Brentford ace.

It would appear that the offer from Leicester is well short of the Clarets' £50m valuation.

Tarkowski was in fine form last season, helping the Clarets finish 10th in the Premier League.

However, his good form was not rewarded by an England call-up from Gareth Southgate for this summer's internationals.

Tarkowski has yet to make an appearance this season after suffering an inflamed toe.

Burnley boss Sean Dyche will check on the injury ahead of this weekend visit of Southampton to Turf Moor.

He said: “I’ll wait on more news on him, it’s not serious but it’s inflamed, his toe, so if it settles down, he’s got a chance.”

Tarkowski has been the subject of two offers from West Ham, both rejected, and asked whether his head has been turned, Dyche said: “I don’t think it’s helpful, too much noise, but he’ll be used to it, he’ll know all about that.

“We’ve had links with lots of players the last few years, him included only last year.

“He’s a top pro, a very level headed guy, and once his injury is right, he’ll get on with things, as he always does.”