Michael Keane to leave Burnley at end of season

Michael Keane looks ever more likely to leave Burnley this summer with Tottenham reportedly joining the race for his signature.

The England global defender, Keane who could have moved to Leicester last summer when an offer was tendered, opted to stay with Burnley.

Roy Keane has hailed former Manchester United teammate Cristiano Ronaldo as a "genius".

Burnley host United on Sunday April 23.

Now though with one-year left on his contract it would appear a transfer would suit all parties with Burnley, who have offered the player a new contract, looking to get in excess of £25million for his services.

Keane won his first England cap last autumn in the World Cup Qualifiers against Malta and Slovenia.

Keane joined Burnley permanently in 2015 for a fee of around £2.75million after impressing on loan at Turf Moor and was a key influence in securing the Clarets' return to the Premier League in 2015/16.

We understand Everton are interested in signing the defender, though Sky Sports report that Liverpool, Tottenham and former club Man Utd are also interested.

This season his form has seen him earn an England call-up, playing 90 minutes against Germany in March.

However, manager Sean Dyche may have to start searching for a replacement for the 24-year-old with Everton, Manchester City and the Red Devils showing a keen interest.

  • Julie Sanders