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Burnley £50m defender connected with West Ham, Liverpool, and Everton

Wed 09 December 2020 | 14:13

Burnley rejected three bids for James Tarkowski from West Ham, and one from Leicester City, thought to have £30m in the summer transfer window as Sean Dyche stood still.

The £50m-rated England international is closing in on the final 18 months of his deal at Turf Moor.

Tarkowski

is unlikely to stay at the team after the summer of 2022 when he announced he was not satisfied by the offer of a new deal but claimed he would not lower his efforts.

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Burnley offered me a contract near the start of last season, which, for me personally, it was nowhere near what I was going to sign and I think the club understood. And they've come back again this year, and still, for me, it's just not right,

" he said in November.

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Finances do matter, but, at this particular stage, whatever path I take I will get financially rewarded so the financial side is not even in my thinking at the moment. It's more about my football.

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We've had two transfer windows now where the club have decided, for whatever reason, that whatever has been offered on the table hasn't been enough and that's fine because I signed a contract for four-and-a-half years. So I won't whinge or not turn up, I just need to deal with it and get on with my football.

" he continued. 

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But the longer my contract runs down, I feel I gain the control of my career more than Burnley having the control of it, which is what I feel like I need right now.

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There is nothing I have heard or has been put to me that makes me think there is a scenario in which I would sign a new contract at Burnley. That can change, but currently, that is the situation.

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source: SportMob