Everton and Leicester City have joined the race to sign Burnley centre-back James Tarkowski, 90min understands.

The 29-year-old is out of contract at Turf Moor this summer and will be available to sign on a free transfer at the end of June.

The likelihood of Tarkowski leaving the Clarets increased even more on Sunday as Burnley suffered relegation from the Premier League, losing 2-1 at home to Newcastle United while Leeds United beat Brentford by the same scoreline.

Newcastle are also monitoring Tarkowski and are keen to boost their options in central defence, having already signed Dan Burn from Brighton in January while tying Fabian Schar down to a new contract.

But a source with knowledge of the situation has confirmed to 90min that Everton and Leicester are also working hard to sign Tarkowski, with the race for his signature set to hot up over the next few weeks.

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