Star telling friend he could play for Man United next season

Burnley defender Michael Keane could be on his way to Manchester United this summer after telling close associates that he would fancy a return to Old Trafford, according to report from Daily Star.

Keane, a product of United academy secured a permanent move to Burnley in the summer of 2015 after spending the second half of the previous season on loan with the Clarets.


He has since grown into an established centre-back at the Turf Moor and his eye-catching performances which earned him an England call-up has also caught the attention of a number of Premier League clubs,
including Man United his former club.

Chelsea, Man City, Liverpool, Everton and Tottenham are all reported to be vying for his signature but it appears the English defender prefers returning to Old Trafford and has told friends he could end up
playing for his boyhood club next season.

Jose Mourinho is in need of addition to his defence following the inconsistencies of Chris Smalling, Phil Jones and Luke Shaw.

The Portuguese coach had bemoaned United transfer policy under former boss Louis Van Gaal, claiming he would have some of the players sold and it seems Keane is included as a return to United looks possible.

His brilliant form has expectedly made him an expensive lad and United would have to pay £25 million for the defender they sold for just £2 million two seasons ago.

However, United may pay only 75 per cent of that amount as any deal for the England international would allow them to trigger the 25 per cent sell-on clause in his initial transfer.

The 24-year-old made five senior appearances for United between 2011 and 2015 and should the deal go through he would the second player to brought back to Old Trafford for the second consecutive season after Paul Pogba.

He has made over 100 appearances for Burnley and is contracted to them till 2018.