In-demand £30m PL ace wants to join Tottenham ahead of Liverpool and other rivals - report
By Harry Sykes
Michael Keane would rather join Tottenham than any of his other summer suitors, according to a report.
The Telegraph claim that the Burnley centre-back is subject to strong interest from Liverpool and Everton in addition to high-flying Spurs.
It is said that the £30million-rated defender “would favour a move to Tottenham over those clubs if he does leave Turf Moor”.
It has been widely reported in recent weeks that Manchester United academy product Keane has made up his mind to quit Burnley at the end of the season.
The recently-capped England international, 24, has had an outstanding campaign as a mainstay of a Burnley side that are well placed to avoid relegation despite their 2-0 Premier League defeat to United on Sunday.
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The Telegraph report that Tottenham are interested in signing Keane despite having a wealth of strong centre-back options including international trio Toby Alderweireld, Eric Dier and Jan Vertonghen.
If Spurs are successful in prising Keane from Burnley, it could pave the way for United to make a concerted bid to sign leading Jose Mourinho summer target Dier.
United are keen to land the versatile Englishman and play him in his preferred central midfield slot.
Coincidentally, United have also been strongly linked to Keane by other reports and are even touted as the favourites by some bookmakers.
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