Report: Wolves enquire about Burnley's James Tarkowski with Leicester also keen

A general view of Molineux before the Capital One Cup First Round match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Newport County at Molineux on August 11, 2015 in Wolverhampton, England.

The centre-back is said to have interest from Burnley's Premier League rivals, Wolverhampton Wanderers and Leicester City.

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.

Wolverhampton Wanderers have enquired about the Burnley centre-back, James Tarkowski, who is also interesting Leicester City, according to The Times.

But the newspaper claims Burnley are in no rush to sell, with Tarkowski having three years left on his contract.

And it is suggested that Wolves or Leicester would have to pay the Clarets a 'huge' increase on the £3 million fee they shelled out to Brentford three-and-a-half years ago, if they are to tempt them into a sale.


A number of Premier League centre-backs could move clubs this summer, according to The Times. And Leicester's Harry Maguire is one of those named.

But Leicester are said to be demanding a £75 million fee for the England international.

The Foxes should, therefore, have little trouble affording Tarkowski if Maguire is sold.

Harry Maguire of England gestures during the UEFA Nations League Third Place Playoff match between Switzerland and England at Estadio D. Afonso Henriques on June 9, 2019 in Guimaraes,...

And even though major sales aren't expected at Wolves, the Molineux club do not appear to be short of cash themselves.

Tarkowksi, who turns 27 later this year, has also played for England on two occasions.

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