Fulham make new offer for Brentford's Tarkowski

Fulham Craven Cottage

HITC Sport understands Fulham have made a new bid for Brentford defender James Tarkowski.

Fulham have launched an improved offer for Brentford's James Tarkowski as they look to bolster their defensive options before the close of the transfer window.

Fulham have made a new centre-back one of their top targets this summer and have been linked with moves for the likes of Brighton's Lewis Dunk, Wolverhampton Wanderers' Richard Stearman and Sheffield Wednesday stopper Tom Lees.

Tarkowski is also among Fulham's top targets and Brentford rejected a bid of £1.75million for the 22-year-old earlier this summer.

Takowski has impressed at Brentford since joining the club from Oldham in January 2014, helping the club win promotion to the Championship in his first season and reach the play-off semi-finals last term.

Brentford are reluctant to lose Tarkowski, but Fulham have tested their resolve again by tabling a bid in the region of £3million as they aim to make some progress in search of defensive reinforcements.

Only Blackpool had a worst defensive record than Fulham last season and Symons knows he must improve his defence if they are to challenge for promotion this season.

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