Liverpool move for £28m-rated Man Utd flop to solve problem area

Liverpool joined Manchester City, Everton and Leicester City in the race for Burnley defender Michael Keane, according to reports

Kene has made 102 appearances for the Clarets since leaving Manchester United back in 2015 and has earned a reputation as one of the best English centre-backs in the Premier League.

The Reds boss Jurgen Klopp is keen to add another centre-back and has been impressed by what he has seen of the 24-year-old player who was called up to the England squad this week.

Arsene Wenger, meanwhile, also keeping tabs on the promising defender, as the Gunners have conceded 34 goals so far this season, and the uncertainty at the back, with Laurent Koscielny and Shkodran Mustafi Wenger’s preferred pairing, is holding them back.

And 6ft2 Keane, who is dominant in the air, quick on the deck and sure as a tackler could be a good addition for both Premier League giants.

The England international, who is rated at around £28m,  is also decisive when dealing with danger, often opting to simply blast the ball clear, rather than taking the risk to play out from the back.

Kane, in England’s top flight, has won 17 tackles this season with a success rate of 57%, has made 56 interceptions, 207 clearances and 36 blocks.