Leicester eye Tarkowski as potential Maguire replacement

Leicester are eyeing a move for Burnley defender James Tarkowski as a potential replacement for Harry Maguire.

The Leicester defender is subject of interest from both Manchester United and Manchester City, with the two clubs potentially in the midst of a bidding war for the England international.

Having only signed a long-term contract last summer, Leicester are under no pressure to sell the 26-year-old and will demand a world-record fee for a defender to part with their prized asset.

Despite the Foxes excessive demands, it is still thought that Maguire is likely to leave the King Power Stadium this summer having informed the club’s hierarchy of his desire to move on and play European football.

Brendan Rodgers’ side will now seek a replacement, with the Birmingham Mail saying they are interested in a move for Burnley’s Tarkowski.

The 26-year-old has impressed since joining from Brentford in 2016, becoming a key figure as Burnley have established themselves in the Premier League, while also winning two senior England caps.

Wolves are also believed to be interested, with manager Nuno Espirito Santo keen to strengthen at centre-back.

Having qualified for the Europa League last season, Wolves’ first competitive fixture will be as early as late July and the club are keen to bolster their defensive options before beginning their European campaign.