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Report: Leicester edging closer to £40m James Tarkowski transfer

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Report: Leicester edging closer to £40m James Tarkowski transfer

Leicester City are edging ever nearer to completing the signing of Burnley defender, James Tarkowski, according to a report from The Telegraph.

The report claims the Foxes are closing in on landing the Tarkowski, with the player said to be keen on joining Brendan Rodgers’ charges and the clubs moving closer to a deal over Burnley’s £40m asking-price.

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Tarkowski has been the subject of interest from a number of Premier League clubs this summer. West Ham were, seemingly, the most keen but saw a bid under £30m knocked back and have since moved on.

Leicester, though, have persisted with their pursuit of the former Brentford man and look to be winning the race. The signing would give Brendan Rodgers yet more quality and bring a new player into an area where he short on cover.

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Jonny Evans and Caglar Soyuncu are his two regular starters, while Wes Morgan is still available but now well into his 30s.

Tarkowski has earned rave reviews since being at Turf Moor. His form got him into the England set up, too, and he’ll be looking to kick on and help the Foxes into Europe once again.


A fine signing, £40m is a snip as well – TBR View

For a prime defender of Premier League quality and someone who is an England international, £40m is not a bad price at all.

It’s half they got for Harry Maguire and Tarkowski should add even more class to what is already an excellent Leicester City side.

Buoyed by their win at City at the weekend, the Foxes will gain even more confidence with Tarkowski at the back and could well be a real threat when it comes to the top four places.

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