The Daily Mail have reported that West Ham boss David Moyes believes that transfer target James Tarkowski is ready to play a big role in his side.

Moyes has clearly made the Burnley defender Tarkowski his main target for the Hammers, however, the clubs haven’t yet been able to agree on terms.

The East Londoners have seen two offers rejected for the England international central defender, with Burnley boss Sean Dyche, understandably determined to keep hold of the 27-year-old.

Earlier in the week, Dyche described his centre-half as ‘outstanding’ in an interview with the Lancashire Telegraph.

Tarkowski has a reported release clause of £50 million, although in the current climate, the Clarets may be tempted to sell their wanted man for significantly less, with Moyes’ side currently the only team with a concrete interest.

It is easy to see why the Scottish manager is so desperate to land his man. Tarkowski has been pivotal to Burnley and their comfortable Premier League survivals in recent seasons.

The defender appeared in all 38 top-flight matches in 2019/20 for Dyche’s men, scoring twice.

The centre-back is a consistent operator who barely puts a foot wrong whilst defending with everything he has, something the Hammers squad would most certainly benefit from.

Moyes is now said to be waiting for the opportunity to make yet another improved bid.