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Report: Leicester planning summer approach for ‘top player’ from Premier League side

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Report: Leicester planning summer approach for ‘top player’ from Premier League side

Leicester City are reportedly planning a fresh approach this summer for Burnley defender James Tarkowski, according to The Mirror.

The Foxes were linked with a move for the 28-year-old in each of the past two summer transfer windows.

Burnley were able to keep hold of Tarkowski on both occasions, but this summer, the England international will enter the last 12 months of his contract.

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Leicester, who are third in the Premier League table, are now reportedly planning a fresh move for the player, and hope potential European football will seal it.

However, the Foxes could face competition from West Ham, who reportedly had an offer in excess of £30million rejected in the last window.

Tarkowski remains a key member of Sean Dyche’s side, back in form with four wins from their last eight League games, including a 1-0 triumph at Liverpool last week.


The Clarets, who host Aston Villa on Wednesday, are also into the fifth round of the FA Cup after beating Fulham.

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Tarkowski is, in Dyche’s words, a “top player” and a “very, very good professional” who has done superbly for Burnley over the past four-and-a-half years.

It’s little surprise that Leicester, as well as West Ham, are reportedly being linked with him again.

This time, the Foxes will surely fancy their chances, given Tarkowski has spoken of wanting to take control of his career.

“Burnley offered me a contract near the start of last season, which, for me personally, it was nowhere near what I was going to sign and I think the club understood,” Tarkowski told The Telegraph in November.

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