Burnley defender Michael Keane
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Liverpool & Man Utd battle over £25million defender

Liverpool & Manchester United are set to renew their rivalry this summer as they go head to head in the battle to sign Burnley defender Michael Keane. 

Keane has had a fantastic season in the Premier League, helping Burnley to achieve survival, as well as earning an England call up and his first two international caps.

The Mirror claim that personal terms between the player and the club have been agreed in principle, with Keane waiting to see if Liverpool qualify for next seasons Champions League.

Keane is thought to have agreed a four-year deal with Liverpool, who will pay Burnley £25m for the 24-year olds services.

However, Liverpool still face competition for his signature. The Telegraph claim that Manchester aunuted are also confident that they are indeed luring the defender back to Old Trafford this summer. They could even hold the upper hand when it comes to negotiating a fee with Burnley

United are entitled to 20% of any transfer fee after the defender was sold by Louis van Gaal in 2015. This means that should United want to sign Keane, they can afford to pay more than their rivals, knowing they will get it back anyway, making the deal actually cheaper.

Liverpools Merseyside rivals Everton and Premier League high flyers Tottenham have also been linked with making a move for Keane.

How good is Michael Keane? Where would he be best suited? Manchester United, Liverpool, Burnley, or somewhere else? Leave us a comment below.

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