Wolverhampton Wanderers have potentially been handed a transfer boost.

According to the Daily Mail, West Ham United have now dropped out of the race to sign James Tarkowski.

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James Tarkowski (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images)

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Apparently David Moyes is now looking at other targets.

In potentially further good news, Burnley are said to be closing in on the signing of Nathan Collins from Stoke City.

Collins is a centre-half, so it looks as though the Clarets have moved to replace Tarkowski.

That deal is said to be worth around £12 million.

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James Tarkowski (Photo by Matthew Ashton – AMA/Getty Images)

These developments come after Wolves’ interest in Tarkowski was reported yesterday by the Telegraph.


It was claimed Wolves are still in the market for a central defender. That’s despite the signing of Yerson Mosquera last week.

It is widely accepted that Wolves need to bring in a centre-half with experience.

Golden opportunity for Wolves

West Ham dropping out of the race is great news. As is Burnley nearing the signing of Collins.

Surely there is now a great chance for Wolves to sign the 28-year-old.

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James Tarkowski (Photo by Rob Newell – CameraSport via Getty Images)

He’d make a huge difference to Wolves’ backline. At times, it looked very shaky last season.

He’s heading into the final year of his contract, meaning there’s potential for Wolves to get an absolute steal.

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