Will Wolves break their transfer record for Burnley's James Tarkowski

Nuno Espirito Santo manager of Wolverhampton Wanderers celebrates the win during the Premier League match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Arsenal FC at Molineux on April 24, 2019 in...

Wolverhampton Wanderers are reportedly interested in signing Burnley defender James Tarkowski.

Raul Jimenez of Wolverhampton Wanderers celebrates after scoring a goal to make it 1-0 during the Premier League match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Burnley FC at Molineux on...

Wolverhampton Wanderers have already smashed their transfer record once this summer, signing last season’s loan star Raul Jimenez on a permanent basis from Benfica.

After 17 goals in 2018/19, the Mexican international looks worth every penny of his £30 million price-tag. But could Wolves be tempted to pay £20 million more than the fee they shelled out for Jimenez to add some added star quality at the other end of the pitch?

 

According to the Times, Wolves have made an enquiry about Burnley stopper James Tarkowski, a defender who has established himself in the Premier League and forced his way into the England set-up over the last two years.

The report adds that Burnley can expect to make a ‘huge profit’ on the £3 million fee they paid Brentford for Tarkowski’s signature. A £47 million profit, perhaps?

James Tarkowski of Burnley gestures during the Premier League match between Chelsea FC and Burnley FC at Stamford Bridge on April 22, 2019 in London, United Kingdom.

The Sun claimed in January that Burnley were demanding a staggering £50 million for the 26-year-old amid apparent interest from glory-chasing Liverpool.

And the Clarets are unlikely to budge from that valuation with interest in Tarkowski rising from all corners of the Premier League.

Wolves’ billionaire owners have plenty of cash to splash but £50 million for a Burnley centre-back? That really would be a statement.

Burnley's James Tarkowski during the Premier League match between Chelsea FC and Burnley FC at Stamford Bridge on April 22, 2019 in London, United Kingdom.

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