Report: Arsenal eye Tarkowski swoop


According to The Times [£], Arsenal and Manchester City are both weighing up a summer approach for Burnley defender James Tarkowski.

The 25-year-old Manchester-born centre-back has impressed in 20 appearances for the Clarets this season helping Sean Dyche’s side to nine clean sheets.

The report claims that Burnley will rebuff any approaches made in January but could, as was the case with Michael Keane’s sale to Everton last summer, cash in if a big money is made at the end of the season.

It’s suggested that Tarkowski would likely prefer a return to his home city, however, given Per Mertesacker is set to retire and Laurent Koscielny is wrestling with an ongoing Achilles problem, he’d probably get more game time at the Emirates.

Arsenal fans will recall that it was Tarkowski who conceded the stoppage time penalty when Arsenal beat Burnley last month.

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