Date:21st December 2017 at 9:00pm
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Arsenal and Manchester City will consider making bids for Burnley centre back James Tarkowski next summer, according to the Times.

The 25 year old replaced Michael Keane alongside Ben Mee at the heart of the Lancastrian club’s defence,  following Keane’s departure to join Everton for £30m in the summer.

Since then, Mee and Tarkowski have struck up an excellent understanding, keeping nine clean sheets and conceding just 12 goals in 18 games this season, with Burnley currently having the joint best defensive record in the Premier League.

Burnley are unlikely to consider any bids for the defender in the January transfer window, with Sean Dyche’s side flying high in the league table, sitting in sixth place nearing the mid way point of the season.

The Times believe a summer bid has a higher chance of being successful, with Burnley having set the precedent of selling Keane last summer for a price they deemed reflected the player’s valuation.


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