Date published: Thursday 20th April 2017 2:10
Michael Keane has told Burnley he will leave at the end of the season, according to a report.
The England international defender has been heavily linked with a move away from Turf Moor this summer and now Sky Sports are reporting that the player has confirmed he is moving on.
The 24-year-old centre-back has developed into one of England’s finest defenders and he was capped by the Three Lions last autumn in the World Cup Qualifiers against Malta and Slovenia.
The former Manchester United man almost made the move to champions Leicester in the summer after they made several bids for him, but he decided to stay with the Clarets.
Now though with one-year left on his contract it would appear a transfer would suit all parties with Burnley, who have offered the player a new contract, looking to get in excess of £25million for his services.
Keane, who left Old Trafford in January 2015, has been linked with a return to Manchester United, although the report claims “no discussions have taken place”.
Chelsea, Everton, Tottenham and Liverpool are all reported to be interested in the player with Everton manager Ronald Koeman recently going public with his admiration of the player.
“I think he’s one of the young centre-backs with a great future in front of him,” said the former Barcelona and Holland defender,” said Koeman recently.
“He is one of the defenders really involved in the season of Burnley – it’s not easy to score, it is not easy to create against them.”
Keane has been an ever present for Burnley in the Premier League this season and has played every minute of the Clarets’ 33 games.