Leicester City make new bid for Burnley’s James Tarkowski
Leicester City have made a renewed bid for Burnley centre-half James Tarkowski, according to a report in The Telegraph.
The report from John Percy was doubled down by a Tweet from the journalist who confirmed that The Foxes had made an offer of over £30m to bring the England international to the King Power Stadium.
Having previously been a target for West Ham, Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers has really stepped up his interest in the 27-year-old as he looks to add reinforcements to his central defensive options.
Burnley are believed to want close to £50m for someone who they regard as an integral part of the setup at Turf Moor, however, Leicester seemingly believe that a cheaper deal can be negotiated.
Tarkowski appeared in every Premier League match during 2019/20 for Burnely, underlining his importance and consistency, earning him the attention he is currently receiving.
Rodgers’ squad currently contains four centre backs, with Wes Morgan coming to the end of his elite playing days and Filip Benkovivc vastly inexperienced, the Northern Irish manager believes he needs additional strength in depth.
It seems unlikely this latest offer will be enough to convince the Lancashire club to let their star man go, although this could well be just the start of negotiations.