Leicester City make £30m move for James Tarkowski

Burnley's James Tarkowski during the Premier League match between Burnley FC and Brighton & Hove Albion at Turf Moor on July 26, 2020 in Burnley, United Kingdom.

Leicester have launched a £30m bid for Burnley's James Tarkowski.

The Foxes are long-term admirers of the defender and are believed to have made an offer that includes add-ons.

They had two bids of around £30m rejected in January but have returned as Brendan Rodgers looks to improve his defence.

Burnley are understood to want £35m up front, with £10m of add-ons, and Leicester’s opening bid is likely to fall short of the Clarets’ asking price.

Tarkowski would be keen on a move to the King Power Stadium as he looks to improve his England chances.

He is yet to add to the two caps he earned in 2018 and is understood to have been frustrated at being overlooked for the international side.

West Ham has two bids rejected earlier this month but Leicester are now in pole position.
Tarkowski moved to Burnley from Brentford in 2016 and has played 143 times, scoring five goals.

Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers has been vocal about his desire to sign another defender and had been considering St Etienne’s Wesley Fofana.

But Tarkowski has stayed on his list and the Foxes can offer him Europa League football this season.

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