Aston Villa and Everton to fight for defender Tarkowski

The Premier League duo, Aston Villa and Everton, are battling to sign Burnley defender James Tarkowski.

Tarkovsky has been one of Claret’s standout players over the seasons but with the club relegated to the Championship, clubs are already cornered by some of their best talent.

The Daily Mail reports the player is weighing a double your money offer, worth around £120,000 a week, from Aston Villa as they try to win the race to sign the defender.

Aside from Villa and Everton, the rising side Fulham is another team that has been said to be interested in the player as they look to have players with Premier League experience in their ranks.

The player will be a free agent next month, and the lack of a transfer fee to sign him this summer has increased his appeal along with his prospects for a lucrative deal.

Everton are said to be willing to offer wages of £90,000-a-week, but Villa are willing to go beyond that to get the 29-year-old earning in the region of £60,000-a-week at Turf Moor.