By Wayne Veysey

9th Jun, 2022 | 8:16am

Sources: West Ham make move to sign Michael Keane after James Tarkowski reveal

West Ham have registered their interest in signing Everton defender Michael Keane, Football Insider understands.

The Hammers are in the market for a new centre-back this summer and Keane figures prominently on the wanted list of David Moyes and their recruitment team.

A West Ham source has told Football Insider that the club have enquired about Keane as they look set to lose out on James Tarkowski.

Moyes is a big admirer of Keane and believes he has the experience and profile to fit into his back line for next season.

West Ham have also been interested in Tarkowski but Moyes has lost out on him to his old club.

Football Insider broke the news on Wednesday (9 June) at 7.30am that Tarkowski was undergoing a medical that day.

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He has been offered a £120,000-a-week contract by Everton and a full agreement is now in place, with an announcement expected soon.

Like Tarkowski, Keane has extensive Premier League experience and is used to playing

He joined Everton from Man United in 2017 and signed a contract extension two years ago that runs until the summer of 2025.

The signing of Tarkowski will allow Everton to let go one of their four senior centre-backs – Keane, Yerry Mina, Mason Holgate and Ben Godfrey.

Of the quartet, Keane has been most regularly used by the multiple managers at Goodison Park in recent seasons.

He made 31 Premier League starts among 38 appearances in all competitions in 2021-22.

Keane notably scored in the highly charged 3-2 win over Crystal Palace on 19 May that effectively secured Everton’s Premier League status.

He has made 186 appearances for the Merseysiders, most of them in the starting XI, during his five years at the club.

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