Burnley manager Sean Dyche has been speaking about James Tarkowski’s future, as West Ham’s interest in the centre-back intensifies.

The 27-year-old defender has been a major target for the Hammers this summer, and it’s believed a £27m bid was turned down by the Clarets last week.

Speaking about the future of one of his star players, Dyche said:

“The club is in a very, very strong position so there’s no overwhelming desire to be selling players.

“Do players have a price at any club? Yes, we’ve seen that across the whole of football. Eventually a day comes if someone’s going to hit a certain number then all clubs – not just Burnley Football Club – have to make a decision.

“If that comes then the chairman will make that decision. I don’t control those moments, the chairman does and the board, so we’ll have to wait and see but it’s fair to say we’re in a very strong position.

“Until that level is met then I’ve got no other thought than James Tarkowski and other players here will still be here operating for us.

“We’re not in the business of getting rid of our best players on the cheap, that’s for sure.”

It seems that a fee closer to £50m would be enough to prise Tarkowski away from Turf Moor, a sum that would smash Burnley’s record sale.

With Dyche also confirming that the club aren’t close to completing any deals for new players, it seems the Clarets are set to stick with what they’ve got this summer.

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