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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.

 

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  1. The only reason why a Man U wants dier is to use dier to get to dele alli. Dier is alli’s best mate.

    That’s it.

    So obviously this is not going to happen. United isn’t too smart.

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