James Tarkowski


Burnley hopeful James Tarkowski will be fit for survival scrap

Burnley caretaker manager Mike Jackson has not given up hope that defender James Tarkowski could be fit for Sunday’s trip to Champions League-chasing Tottenham as his side continue their fight against the drop.Tarkowski, who has been stand-in captain in the absence of his defensive partner Ben Mee, was forced off early in the second half of last weekend’s 3-1 home defeat to Aston Villa with a hamstring injury, but was able to do some light training on Friday.“We’re still waiting on Tarky at this moment in time,” Jackson said. “He’s not been with the group but he’s been out doing...

Newcastle United in pole position to sign James Tarkowski

Newcastle United pulled off a wonderful move in January by signing Dan Burn. The move has gone a long way in solidifying their defence and as a result, the club’s form has improved significantly since the turn of the year. If rumours are to be believed though, Eddie Howe could be looking to add further players in central defence when the summer transfer window opens.

‘He’s got huge potential’ – James Tarkowski tipping Nathan Collins for the top

James Tarkowski believes defensive partner Nathan Collins has the talent to go right to the top. Collins, a summer signing from Stoke, has stepped into the Burnley backline over the past two months in the absence of injured captain Ben Mee and really caught the eye at both ends of the pitch, earning a nomination for Premier League player of the month for April.

James Tarkowski says a back to basics approach has helped Clarets climb

Getting back to basics and pulling together has helped Burnley move towards Premier League safety, according to defender James Tarkowski. The Clarets managed only one victory from their first 21 league games but back-to-back successes against Brighton and Tottenham and a draw with Crystal Palace at the weekend have lifted them to within one point of 16th-placed Everton.

West Ham interested in signing James Tarkowski on free transfer

West Ham are interested in signing Burnley central defender James Tarkowski on a free transfer. The 29-year-old has been a stalwart of Sean Dyche's defence for the past six years, making 200 appearances in all competitions, but his contract is up at the end of June. Tarkowski is yet to...

Burnley without James Tarkowski and Ashley Westwood for visit of Tottenham

Burnley will be without suspended pair James Tarkowski and Ashley Westwood for Sunday’s home game against Tottenham. Defender Tarkowski and midfielder Westwood will both sit out a one-game ban after reaching five bookings. Boss Sean Dyche expects Jay Rodriguez and Matej Vydra to overcome “a bit of muscle tightness”, but...

Burnley boss Sean Dyche shrugs off James Tarkowski transfer talk

Burnley boss Sean Dyche has shrugged off the latest transfer speculation surrounding defender James Tarkowski The 28-year-old has been linked with both West Ham and Newcastle in recent weeks, with his contract set to expire at the end of the season.And Dyche was offering no clues about the future of the £35million-rated centre-back despite reports the Clarets would be unwilling to let him leave amid a Premier League relegation fight.Dyche said: “Especially in modern football, contracts are a different ball-game. Twenty years ago players signed a contract and six months later, they’re sold.“All I would say about James is that...

James Tarkowski expected to become one of Newcastle United's new owners' first signings

James Tarkowski is likely to become one of the first signings of an exciting new era at Newcastle United with the Burnley defender understood to be keen on the move. Another player who has been discussed is Manchester United’s Jesse Lingard, although it is not yet known whether the England international would like to sign for the club given he turned down a loan move to Newcastle back in January in favour of joining West Ham.

James Tarkowski could become Newcastle's first signing under new ownership

Burnley defender James Tarkowski is expected to be one of Newcastle's first new signings following their takeover by Saudi Arabia's Public Investment Fund. The Magpies have been tipped to go on a spending spree to bolster the playing squad in the wake of Mike Ashley's sale, while Steve Bruce's role as manager is also under scrutiny.