West Ham United boss David Moyes has reportedly seen a Hammers bid for James Tarkowski rejected.
Apparently Burnley turned down a bid worth £30 million for the two-cap England international from the London club (Sky Sports).
Any hopes West Ham of getting the player for only a little bit more than that appear to have been dashed, with Sean Dyche suggesting the Clarets don’t need to sell for cheap (Mirror).
It might make sense for the Hammers to look at alternatives, and speaking of Leicester, the Foxes have a player who could do a serious job at the London Stadium.
It was reported last month that Leicester face a bit of a fight to keep Jonny Evans at the club.
It was claimed by the Daily Mail that Leicester were looking at Preston’s Ben Davies and that the Foxes would struggle to keep Evans, who only has a year left on his contract at the King Power.
If that is the case with Evans, Moyes should be onto his former defender quick-time.
TBR’s View – Evans the experienced head Moyes needs
Moyes could do a lot worse than to look to facilitate a move for Evans who he, of course, worked with at Manchester United back in the 2013/14 season.
The Scot has made no secret of his desire to bring in a central defender with experience (Evening Standard), and Evans has a wealth of it.
He’s been something of an unsung hero for Leicester since joining from West Brom in 2018, and has actually been getting better with age.
The 32-year-old – who earns £80,000-a-week (Spotrac) – could definitely solidify the Irons’ backline, and he’d come far cheaper than Tarkowski.