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Leicester keen on Burnley's Michael Keane

SPORTS By Mirror | June 18th 2016 | 1 min read
Burnley defender Michael Keane

Premier League champions Leicester are plotting a £10millon swoop for Burnley defender Michael Keane.

Foxes boss Claudio Ranieri sees former Manchester United starlet Keane as the man to put pressure on Wes Morgan and Robert Huth, his first-choice central defensive pairing.

Keane, 23, joined Burnley from United in 2015 and played a key role in them winning the Championship last season and securing promotion back to the Premier League.

Leicester are expected to table a formal bid for Keane, who has two years left on his contract with Burnley, in the coming days.

Ranieri is said to want to keep a British spine to his title-winning side, which, as well as Morgan, also features England duo Danny Drinkwater and Jamie Vardy.

Burnley want to keep hold of Keane but accept it will be hard to do so if Leicester are willing to pay up to £10m for a player that cost them just £1.5m from United.

 

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