Tottenham plot Michael Keane transfer amid Manchester United links to Eric Dier

Lynette Rowe
April 21, 2017

The centre-back has been a key cog at the back for Burnley and his impressive performances, alongside Ben Mee, have all-but secured the Clarets' top flight status for the next campaign.

Manchester United signed Ivory Coast global Eric Bailly in a £30m deal from La Liga outfit Villarreal in last summer's transfer window.

Everton manager Ronald Koeman publicly admired the defender in January, although Keane is said not to be on Tottenham's radar as source confirms. Everton's director of football Steve Walsh tried to take Keane to Leicester City last summer.

Keane has played in every Premier League game this season for Burnley, and was handed his England debut against Germany in March.

Keane also gave his views on the introduction of video replays to assist match officials, after a series of high profile errors cost Bayern Munich in their two games with Real Madrid.

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Who next for United?

Mauricio Pochettino is attracted to Keane because he is a "versatile" footballer. His former club Man Utd are 5/4 to re-sign him in the summer.

It is peculiar to see Mourinho seek out Dier as a replacement for Carrick at this given time.

And the 23-year-old believes that if the Lilywhites can keep improving as they have in recent years, then the honours will naturally follow.

But Keane is determined to leave the club and is not ruling out a return to United, according to Sky Sports. Keane is a better defender than Stones - it is not even close - and he will prove it in the years to come.

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