West Ham are believed to have registered their interest once again in signing Burnley defender James Tarkowski this summer. 

The Hammers were seemingly desperate to sign the 29-year-old England international last summer – seeing a third and final bid of £30million rejected

However, David Moyes remains on the lookout for a top-quality centre back to add to the ranks at the London Stadium and could revive interest at the Lancashire club. 

That’s according to a report from Football Insider, as cited by West Ham Fan Zone on Twitter. 

The report claims there is ‘concrete interest’ from the Irons and a deal will be pursued – albeit without wanting to be held to ransom over a fee. 

Having staved off interest from both West Ham and Leicester last summer, Tarkowski remained a key figure at Turf Moor – making 39 appearances in all competitions whilst earning an average 7.06 Sofascore rating in 36 Premier League outings.


Signing Tarkowski would certainly represent a statement piece of business from the Hammers. 

Undoubtedly a readymade Premier League quality operator, the twice capped England man was once hailed as ‘outstanding’ by manager Sean Dyche. 

Moyes is looking to replace Fabian Balbuena first and foremost whilst also adding top-quality to the department.

Valued at £22.5million and weeks away from entering the final year of a contract (Transfermarkt), the Scot may fancy the chances of signing Tarkowski this time around. 

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