Manchester United confident of signing Michael Keane this summer – report

by Tanveer Arayan


Manchester United are confident of signing Michael Keane in the summer transfer window as he’s set his sights on a return to Old Trafford, according to the Telegraph.

He’s attracted interest from many clubs with Tottenham Hotspur, Liverpool and Everton all interested in a move to acquire the 24-year-old’s services.

Keane was sold to Burnley for £2 million by Louis van Gaal over two years ago and Mourinho has allegedly made it clear he would have never sold the Englishman, questioning Louis van Gaal‘s decision to let him leave.

James Ducker claims the club’s hierarchy would be greatly pleased to have the £30 million-rated defender re-join this summer.

Man United negotiated a clause when Keane left in January 2015 which entitles them to 25 per cent of any sell-on, which would mean a discount on any transfer fee and would lower the blow of forking out a large fee for a player who was already in the books not long ago.

Mourinho is set to bolster his defensive options as Chris Smalling is facing an uncertain future at Old Trafford and following the side’s injury crisis this season, the Portuguese boss will not want the same situation again.

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