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West Ham United: Journalist makes ‘big money’ transfer claim on James Tarkowski price tag

West Ham United: Journalist makes ‘big money’ transfer claim on James Tarkowski price tag -West Ham Transfer Rumours

Speaking to GiveMeSport, journalist Pete O’Rourke has made a ‘big money’ transfer claim involving West Ham United and James Tarkowski’s price tag.

The Lowdown: Tarkowski targeted…

As per reports, Burnley’s mainstay is one of the defenders manager David Moyes is eyeing for West Ham ahead of the January transfer window amid serious injuries to both Angelo Ogbonna and Kurt Zouma.

The 29-year-old is also out of contract at Turf Moor at the end of this season with his current deal set to expire in 2022, meaning he can leave for free next year.

This could feasibly force Burnley to sell in January to make money off a sale, potentially putting any interested club in a strong negotiating position.

Football Insider suggests that Burnley have slashed Tarkowski’s price at a discounted £20 million despite valuing him at £35m last year. However, O’Rourke has different information.

The Latest: O’Rourke drops Tarkowski claim…

Speaking to GMS, he actually hears that the Clarets will be demanding ‘big money’ for his services – even despite his contract situation.

“James Tarkowski could be another target, but from what I’m hearing, they’re looking for big money. 

“I don’t think Burnley are that keen on losing him because they need him if they want to stay up and survive relegation, so it’s a tricky one for West Ham.”

The Verdict: Move on…

Given the reporter’s information, we believe West Ham could be better placed turning to other targets if Burnley demand a huge fee.

Nathaniel Phillips, for example, is also on the radar of Moyes and reliable sources claim he could leave for just £10 million in January (Evening Standard).

Younger at 24 and making more clearances per 90 than any Liverpool player last season (WhoScored), the Englishman could certainly come as a far more astute option than Tarkowski.

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