By Danny Mills

14th Nov, 2021 | 8:00am

West Ham tipped to complete January Tarkowski deal as Burnley asking price crashes

Danny Mills has tipped James Tarkowski to sign for West Ham in January.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the ex-Premier League and England defender insisted West Ham will be an attractive proposition for any player after Czech billionaire Daniel Kretinsky completed a deal for a 27 per cent stake in the club.

On the pitch, the Guardian report (November 9) David Moyes may be without Angelo Ogbonna for the rest of the season.

The centre-back has started all of the Hammers’ Premier League games this term but suffered an ACL injury in their 3-2 win over Liverpool just before the international break.

A club source has told Football Insider today (November 12) Moyes is a huge admirer of Tarkowski and the January transfer target is keen on a switch to the London Stadium.

Asked whether a deal could be completed in the winter window, Mills told Football Insider correspondent Connor Whitley: “Yes, definitely.

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“David Moyes knows a good signing, a defender. Stuart Pearce is there too, and will be an admirer, so they should be able to pick up what’s good and bad.

“With the investment, it’s a good time to go to West Ham. A lot of people will be thinking ‘Now’s a good time, definitely’.

“Why would you not want to be there? That’s the way I see it.

“It’s a club going places, they’ve got some money to spend, it’s a really good opportunity.”

Tarkowski is out of contract at Burnley at the end of the current campaign.

It is understood the Clarets have reduced their valuation of the two-time England international from £35million to £20million to try and stop him leaving for free in the summer.

In other news, West Ham have agreed two new hires and a third is on the cards.