West Ham will not be turning to Burnley to sign James Tarkowski as a January replacement for Angelo Ogbonna, according to Claret and Hugh.

The Evening Standard reportedly recently that he was liked by David Moyes and that the Hammers boss wanted him to move to the London Stadium.

However, it has now been claimed that he is not liked because he is a right-sided defender and the Scotsman is looking for someone who can slot on the other side to partner Kurt Zouma.

That ends it

Tarkowski’s contract is running out at the end of the season, but the Clarets are still slapping a £20million price tag on his head for January.

That all but puts him out of the Hammers’ price range and they should not overpay for someone they can sign on a free at the end of the season.

However, addressing this position in January is imperative as both Craig Dawson and Issa Diop aren’t good enough to play for the rest of the season.

Whether this means rekindling an interest in Nikola Milenkovic or signing someone on loan remains to be seen.

There are very few defenders who are comfortable playing as left-sided defenders, especially if they’re right-footed.

Hopefully, Rob Newman and co. can begin looking for someone and narrow in on a replacement by the time the January transfer window opens.

In other West Ham news, the Hammers have been handed a boost to complete January signing after a recent update

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