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David Moyes believes that James Tarkowski is ready to come and play a key role for West Ham United, the Daily Mail report.

Moyes has made Tarkowski a key target for West Ham, but the Hammers have not been able to agree terms with Burnley so far.

West Ham have seen two offers rejected for the commanding central defender, with Burnley seemingly determined to keep hold of him.

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West Ham’s latest offer was worth £27 million, but even that sort of money has not convinced Sean Dyche to part ways with the defender who he described as ‘outstanding’ in the Lancashire Telegaph.

Moyes is now apparently waiting to see whether West Ham have the funds available to make another bid.

If the Hammers can agree a fee the Scottish boss is at least confident that he can get a deal through.

Moyes wants Tarkowski to be a key player for his side, and the indications are said to be that the England international would be open to the switch.

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Tarkowski has publicly stated that he would like to play in the Champions League, but a move to the London Stadium is believed to still appeal.

If West Ham could get a deal over the line then Tarkowski would likely immediately come straight into Moyes’ defence alongside Angelo Ogbonna.

West Ham conceded five goals in their most recent friendly match against Bournemouth, leading to concerns that their defensive issues could be shown up again if new recruits aren’t bought in this summer.

West Ham’s record transfers

  1. Sebastien Haller

    £45 million

  2. Felipe Anderson

    £41.5 million

  3. Marko Arnautovic

    £25 million

  4. Pablo Fornals

    £24 million

  5. Issa Diop

    £22 million

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