Leicester City are said to be pressing ahead in their attempts to sign Burnley defender, James Tarkowski, with the Foxes apparently lodging a bid in the region of £30m.
That is, according to The Telegraph, who claims that a bid has been tabled by the Foxes as they look to strengthen their defence ahead of the transfer window closing.
West Ham have been long-term admirers of Tarkowski. However, it is believed that Tarkowski is not keen on a move to East London and instead, has his eyes on a move to the Midlands with Brendan Rodgers’ side.
Despite the bid, Telegraph reporter, John Percy, claimed later last night that the bid from Leicester had been rejected. But it apparently won’t take the £50m West Ham have been quoted, with a bid in the region of £35m thought to be enough.
Leicester have been looking to add a new defender all summer. The Foxes recently moved on from signing Wesley Fofana from St Etienne and have now seemingly identified Tarkowski as their number one target.
Tarkowski is quality and can push Leicester on even further – TBR View
The Foxes are not far off being a brilliant Premier League team who’ll regularly push the top four, so signing Tarkowski will only enhance that squad they already have.
They have quality in attack and in midfield, the likes of Tielemens, Barnes, and Praet, look every bit top-class.
Tarwowski signing would add depth, experience, and genuine international quality to the backline and, finally, replace the departed Harry Maguire following his move to Man United.