Burnley reportedly want £40million for Wolves and Leicester target James Tarkowski

Brendan Rodgers, Manager of Leicester City acknowledges the fans following the Premier League match between West Ham United and Leicester City at London Stadium on April 20, 2019 in London,...

Burnley are demanding a huge fee for James Tarkowski, who's reportedly a target for Premier League duo Leicester City and Wolverhampton Wanderers.

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.

Make no mistake, Burnley are fully aware that clubs all over the Premier League are on the lookout for a top quality centre-back.

This, coupled with the fact that James Tarkowski has played for England at international level, means The Clarets are demanding an astounding £40 million for a player they signed from Brentford for around £37 million less than that, according to The Mail.

Leicester City reportedly see Tarkowski as a replacement for Harry Maguire and with good reason.

 

Like Maguire, who is at the centre of a tug of war between the two Manchester giants, is not only solid and commanding at the back, he also possesses an underrated technical ability and a superb range of passing.

The Foxes broke their transfer record to sign Ayoze Perez from Newcastle on Thursday and, if they want Tarkowski, they’d have to do so again.

The Times, meanwhile, suggested that Leicester could face competition with Wolverhampton Wanderers enquiring about a centre-half who looks like a perfect fit for Nuno Espirito Santo’s style, even if he hasn’t played in a back three during his time at Turf Moor.

James Tarkowski of Burnley battles with Fernando Llorente of Spurs during the Premier League match between Burnley and Tottenham Hotspur at Turf Moor on February 23, 2019 in Burnley,...

£40 million is a lot of money, even in today’s market, but it’s a fee Wolves’ ambitious billionaire owners would be able to afford without too many concerns.

Put the price tag aside for a second and Tarkowski would look like an inspired addition to a Leicester or a Wolves side with genuine ambitions of forcing their way into the top six.

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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