West Ham unlikely to sign ‘outstanding’ star, Newcastle wanted him as first PIF signing

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West Ham United are set to miss out on James Tarkowski with other clubs showing a stronger interest in signing the Burnley star.

That’s according to The Guardian, who claim that West Ham are now unlikely to sign Tarkowski this summer.

It’s stated that other clubs are pushing harder for a player West Ham have been tracking for some time.

David Moyes had three bids rejected for Burnley in 2020. Tarkowski can be signed for nothing this summer and many expected West Ham to be back in.

Times have changed though and West Ham seemingly aren’t planning to bring Tarkowski to East London after all.

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West Ham are set to miss out on James Tarkowski

Tarkowski looks to be a very appealing free agent this summer.

The 29-year-old has been hailed as ‘outstanding’ by Burnley boss Sean Dyche.

Tarkowski is a proven, battle-hardened defender with almost 200 Premier League appearances to his name.

That’s very appealing on a free transfer but West Ham are seemingly looking elsewhere.

It’s claimed that West Ham have eyed up Nottingham Forest’s Joe Worrall to replace Issa Diop.

That means Tarkowski is slipping down the priority list and seemingly won’t be joining West Ham.

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Newcastle and Everton want Tarkowski

West Ham not be signing Tarkowski but there is plenty of interest from elsewhere.

iNews recently reported that Everton are hoping to sign Tarkowski this summer.

That would surely depend on Everton staying up but staying in the North West has to be appealing to Tarkowski.

The Telegraph claimed back in October that Tarkowski was looking likely to join Newcastle United as the first signing under PIF.

That didn’t happen in January as Newcastle signed Dan Burn instead. The acrimonious Chris Wood deal hampered any move for Tarkowski.

Newcastle could go back in for Tarkowski on a free transfer but will have to battle Everton for his signature.

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