Everton are confident of agreeing a £28million deal to sign Burnley centre-back Michael Keane, who has also attracted interest from Chelsea, report The Sun.
Keane is a product of the illustrious Manchester United academy, but failed to break into the starting side. He subsequently joined Burnley in search of regular first-team football. He has found it at Turf Moor, and has developed into a very accomplished centre-back.
His good performances under Sean Dyche’s stewardship do not appear to have gone unnoticed. According to The Sun, Keane is being tracked by two of the Premier League’s top seven.
The Sun believe that both Everton and Chelsea have been monitoring the Englishman’s progress, but is the Toffees to lead the race to secure his services. The tabloid believe that Ronald Koeman is growing increasingly confident of signing Keane in a £28million fee.
It is a hefty sum for a player who is relatively unproven at the top level, but Keane is displaying all the attributes of a top class defender. He could well be worth every penny.