Report: Sheffield Wednesday, West Brom both want James Tarkowski; asking price reduced

Griffin Park entrance, Brentford

Sheffield Wednesday and West Brom have reportedly joined the race for Brentford's James Tarkowski.

According to West London Sport, Sheffield Wednesday and West Brom are moving for Brentford defender James Tarkowski.

Tarkowski, 23, was born in Manchester and started his career with nearby Oldham Athletic, and after thriving with the Latics, Brentford swooped to land him in January 2014.

Since then, Tarkowski has become a mainstay of the Brentford side, and has established himself as one of the top defenders in the Championship this term.

However, given that Brentford have sold players such as Stuart Dallas, Moses Odubajo and Andre Gray in 2015, other Championship clubs are attempting to pillage the Bees, are Tarkowski has now become the latest target for a host of clubs.

West London Sport report that Burnley have had a £2.5m bid rejected for Tarkowski, but Brentford are now willing to let him leave Griffin Park by reducing the asking price on his head to £4m.

It's then stated that Derby and Norwich City are looking to sign Tarkowski, whilst Sheffield Wednesday and West Bromwich Albion have also allegedly joined the race for his signature.

Wednesday have defenders such as Tom Lees, Michael Turner, Glenn Loovens and Claude Dielna, but manager Carlos Carvalhal seemingly has money to spend, and a move to Hillsborough would give Tarkowski a move back up North.

Meanwhile, West Brom have a sturdy defence headlined by Jonny Evans, Gareth McAuley, Jonas Olsson and Craig Dawson, whilst James Chester is also in the ranks despite failing to make an impact signing joining from Hull City - so a move for Tarkowski could be something of a surprise.

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