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James Tarkowski pens new deal

Burnley defender James Tarkowski has committed his long-term future to the club by penning a new four-and-a-half-year deal.

The 25-year-old joined Burnley from Brentford in February 2016 on a three-and-a-half-year deal and has established himself as a key figure this season following the exit of Michael Keane to Everton.

Tarkowski has been tipped as a future England international following his exploits to help Burnley up towards the European places in the Premier League in 2017-18.

Burnley have now rewarded Tarkowski for his efforts with a long-term contract and Dyche feels the defender is fully deserving of the improved terms.

The Clarets manager told the club's official Twitter account: "We felt it appropriate to offer James a new deal on two levels. He's done well in the Premier League and, secondly, his contract was out of sync. And there's a few more we are talking to."

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