James Tarkowski set for Burnley medical

HITC Sport understands Burnley are set to sign the Brentford defender.

Brentford defender James Tarkowski is undergoing a medical at Burnley after they finally agreed a deal for the player, HITC Sport understands from sources close to the club.

Takowski's future at Brentford has been the subject of speculation all during the winter transfer window with Burnley having their initial bid turned down at the start of last month.

The 23-year-old caused controversy when he refused to play in the January fixture against Burnley which Brentford lost 3-1.

Tarkowski later released a statement explaining his reasons for missing the match and outlining why he wanted to leave Griffin Park.

Tarkowski wishes to move back to the north west to be closer to his mother who is suffering from illness and it seems he will get his wish with Burnley closing in on his signature.

Burnley have agreed a £3million fee for Tarkowski and the player has been given permission to travel to Turf Moor for talks and his medical.

Tarkowski was signed for Brentford from Oldham in 2014 and he helped the club win promotion to the Championship.

The talented centre-back is regarded as one of the best young defenders in the country and his arrival at Burnley will provide a major boost to their hopes of winning promotion back to the Premier League at the first time of asking.

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