Tottenham are interested in signing Burnley centre-back Michael Keane this summer, according to The Telegraph.
Journalist Matt Law claims Liverpool and Everton are also eager to sign the 24-year-old, but joining Spurs would open the door for Manchester United to lure Eric Dier to Old Trafford.
It is believed Jose Mourinho is willing to pay £40 million for Dier, while The Telegraph suggests Keane will cost Tottenham around £30 million.
The story claims Pochettino was impressed by Michael Keane on the right side of a back three for England against Germany last month, because the manager is fond of versatile players.
That makes sense: Keane would be a good option in a back three or a back four. But why would Spurs want to replace Eric Dier — who can play both those roles as well as his best position, central midfield — with a player who is arguably less versatile?
Tottenham’s interest in Keane might be real, but I can’t see them sacrificing a player as talented as Dier to sign him.