Premier League duo Leicester City and Wolverhampton Wanderers are looking to sign Burnley defender James Tarkowski this summer, according to The Times.

The Foxes are keeping tabs on centre-backs in case they fail to keep hold of Harry Maguire in this transfer window, while Wolves will be looking to bolster their squad so that they are equipped to cope with a European campaign as well as a domestic one.

Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers is bidding to get the club back into the top six of the Premier League, and in order to do that he needs to go about sorting out an aging defence, where Wes Morgan and Jonny Evans might be getting towards the latter stages of their careers at the King Power Stadium.

Wolves famously used the fewest number of players in the top flight last term, but if they are going to enjoy a sustained spell in Europe, they will need to utilise more options in order to keep everyone fresh for the entire campaign.

Tarkowski is seen as one of the better defenders in the league, and has been a key reason why Burnley have managed to survive against the odds.

The England international signed for the Clarets in February 2016, and has gone on to play more than 100 times for the club, forming a solid partnership alongside Ben Mee at the centre of defence at Turf Moor.

Burnley are expected to want to recoup an awful lot more than the £3 million they spent on the former Brentford man, should they end up selling him, but were Leicester to lose Maguire, they would have the funds to be able to afford him.

There may not be a big windfall coming the way of Wolves anytime soon, but they are a club no longer short of funds so a reasonable price for Tarkowski would not be beyond their means either.


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