Tarkowski Interesting Premiership Big Boys
Arsenal and Manchester City are monitoring James Tarkowski with a view to bidding for the Burnley centre back next summer. The Clarets defender is happy at Turf Moor and his performances for the club have taken him to the brink of an England call-up, but an offer from a Champions League club would leave him with a difficult decision to make.
Burnley will not countenance offers for Tarkowski next month as they seek to build on their remarkable start to the season that has taken them to sixth place in the Premier League. However, as they demonstrated when selling Michael Keane to Everton in July, the club have sold players when they judge the price and timing to be right.
As a Mancunian who returned to the North West from Brentford in February 2016, primarily for family reasons, a move to City would have obvious appeal for Tarkowski, although he may find regular first-team football easier to achieve at Arsenal.
Both clubs have been seeking to sign a homegrown centre back and had pursued Jonny Evans the West Bromwich Albion defender, who is now more likely to rejoin Manchester United if he leaves The Hawthorns.