Everton leading race to land Keane for £20m

Tottenham eye Burnley defender Michael Keane ahead of Eric Dier's possible exit from White Hart Lane

Michael Keane has told Burnley he will leave at the end of the season, according to a report.

Manchester United, Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur are all interested in the defender, who made his worldwide debut against Germany last month. He looks certain to be a firm fixture in Gareth Southgate's plans for many years to come and he looks to be a potential future captain of the Three Lions.

Tottenham will not sell Eric Dier despite Manchester United seeking a £40million deal for the England global, according to a report.

Toffees manager Ronald Koeman has made no secret of his admiration for the 24-year-old Clarets defender.

Keane, 24, has been linked with a return to his first club Man Utd, though we understand no discussions have taken place between the Red Devils and the player's representatives.

Burnley are believed to want at least £30 million for Keane.

Aside from that, United are also interested in re-signing Keane.

Who next for United?

But he fears Mauricio Pochettino will continue to use him in several different positions, alerting United to a potential transfer.

Michael Keane grew up with Paul Pogba at the Manchester United academy. Pochettino is expected to lift the club to the next level in the summer and it is key for him to keep together the strong platform he has built his squad on.

It is peculiar to see Mourinho seek out Dier as a replacement for Carrick at this given time.

Burnley host United on Sunday April 23, live on Sky Sports 1.

The Dutchman hailed their season as "incredible" although is mindful that form away from Goodison Park must improve after only two wins on the road since September.

Jamie Smith is ESPN FC's Burnley blogger.

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