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Michael Keane has a long, long queue for his signature – that’s according to ESPN, who believe Everton are in pole position to sign the England international, despite interest from Manchester United and Chelsea.
It’s been widely rumoured that United were set to make another u-turn on an ex-player and bring Keane back to Old Trafford; the centre-back was an academy graduate and left the Reds for Burnley.
It was said that Keane preferred a move back to boyhood club United and that Jose Mourinho was also keen on bolstering his defence.
Everton leading the pack
However, reports have emerged that Ronald Koeman’s Everton are leading the chase.
Koeman, an immense defender in his day, can clearly spot a defensive talent and sees Keane as a perfect complement for Ashley Williams.
Indeed, their calmness in possession combined with the sort of no nonsense challenging both engage in would make a robust partnership at the back for the Blues.
Whichever club lands Keane’s signature, they will most definitely have won a long and hard fought battle to ward off other competition.
Michael Keane is a man in demand.
Written by Michael Jones
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