Burnley centre-half Michael Keane is set to reject Liverpool and join their arch-rivals Everton.
Keane has been linked with a host of top Premier League clubs in the summer that started with a return to former club Manchester United. However, Jose Mourinho’s side signed Victor Lindelof for £31 million instead, and that marked the end of Keane’s arrival.
Burnley have been willing to keep the England international and let him run down his contract which expires next year, but it now looks like the central defender is on the verge of joining Everton. A deal appears close, as the youn defender prefers the Toffees over rivals Liverpool.
Koeman’s Everton have been busy so far in the transfer market, having already secured £30m goalkeeper Jordan Pickford from Sunderland and former Ajax skipper Davy Klaassen.
Sources claim that the Merseysiders are willing to match Burnley’s £25m price tag, as Koeman sees Keane as a vital addition to the backline. Further claims suggest that a deal could be finalised in the coming weeks.
Keane played 39 games for Burnley in an impressive individual campaign last season, and scored 2 goals.
Written by Rajdeep Saha
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