West Ham are ready to offer James Tarkowski £100,000-a-week in order to persuade him to move to the London Stadium, according to the ever-reliable West Ham insider Ex-WHU Employee.

The Hammers have already had two bids for the central defender rejected by Burnley, but the insider also revealed that West Ham are ready to make a new offer, worth in excess of £30m, for the 27-year-old and that they’re also willing to double his current £50,000-a-week salary.

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One of the reasons why West Ham sold Grady Diangana was to raise funds for David Moyes to spend on his defence, and that makes sense given how many goals The Hammers conceded last season.

Tarkowski is obviously the first-choice option for Moyes, but at some point, the money will be too much and West Ham should walk away.

£30m is probably the maximum that West Ham should go to, especially considering that the wages on offer are huge so if Burnley won’t take that offer, The Hammers should look elsewhere.