Sky Bet Championship side Fulham have made an improved bid for Brentford defender James Tarkowski, according to HITC.
Fulham manager Kit Symons has been looking to address his side’s defensive problems all summer and has identified Tarkowski as one of his top targets.
The 6ft 3in centre-back joined the Bees in January 2014 and was a key player as Mark Warbuton’s side were promoted to the Championship, and then reached the play-offs.
Rumours suggest that after their initial £1.75m bid was rejected, the Cottager’s have made a new offer of around £3m in hope that Brentford cash in on the 22-year old.
The Craven Cottage side have impoved their side significanty this summer as they look to improve on a mediocre season back in the Championship.
However, they haven’t added any centre-backs yet and hope that Tarkowski will join before the transfer deadline – if they manage to secure the signing of the 22-year-old defender, then the club will undoubtedly be in a much better position to battle for a top six spot in the division.
Symons’ side drew 1-1 with Cardiff City in their first Championship game of the season – Matt Smith opened the scoring for Fulham, but they were denied the win when Cardiff winger Craig Noone scored an excellent solo goal.
Brentford and Fulham fans…What do you make of the new bid? Can Tarkowski improve Fulham’s defence? Let us know below what you think!