By Adefunmiloye Alani

28th Nov, 2021 | 7:10am

West Ham will make final bid to sign Burnley defender James Tarkowski

West Ham will table a final bid of around £7million in order to land Burnley defender James Tarkowski, according to The Sun.

Hammers manager David Moyes wants reinforcements at the back after Angelo Ogbonna suffered a season-ending injury, and while the 29-year-old is his target, he has identified Liverpool’s Nat Phillips and Ben Davies as backup plans.

Burnley want big money for Tarkowski despite the fact that he is out of contract at the end of the campaign, but that will not stop West Ham from making one last attempt before he becomes a free agent.

Needed

The London Stadium needs another centre-back as they cannot rely on just Craig Dawson and Issa Diop to provide Kurt Zouma with a solid partnership in the heart of the defence for the rest of the campaign.

Tarkowski has proven himself in the top-flight for five seasons, and he would be perfect for the Irons squad given his tremendous experience and quality.

Struggling Burnley are not likely to be open to letting such a player leave in January with relegation staring at them in the face, but they know they stand losing him for nothing next summer.

Clarets boss Sean Dyche dubbed Tarkowski “a fantastic professional” earlier this month, and West Ham will be getting one should they manage to get a deal over the line.

He will not be short of suitors at the end of the campaign once his signature becomes available for free, and Moyes could look away by then once he is able to land Phillips or Davies in January.

They are both out of favour at Anfield, with the latter on loan at Sheffield United on a deal that could be broken off if a better offer comes in either on loan or as a buy, and the chance to move to West Ham could be very tempting for them.

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