Manchester United are set to complete their second re-signing of a former player in twelve months with a £25m move for Burnley defender Michael Keane.
The former United youth player moved to Turf Moor in January 2015 after a successful loan spell with Burnley.
Former United manager Louis van Gaal allowed Keane to leave Old Trafford, but now the Red Devils are eyeing a return for the defender in a big-money move this summer, according to the Mail.
Manchester United have emerged as the front-runners in the race to sign the 24-year-old who left Old Trafford for £2m.
Keane has had a standout campaign with Burnley, earning a national team call up thanks to his exploits at club level. The highly-rated defender has featured in 35 Premier League games for Burnley this season, scoring two goals in the process.
@ManUtd Swap Phil Jones for Michael Keane in the summer plz. Can't stand having the former on our pay roll— L from the 234 (@oladipops) May 17, 2017
Manchester United included a clause in Keane's deal to Burnley that entitles them to 25% of any sell on fee, meaning United could earn around £6m from their own signing, putting them in pole position to secure the signature of the England defender.
United are also expected to offer Keane a contract worth four times the £25k-per-week he is currently earning at Turf Moor every week.
£25m for Michael Keane when we could've easily kept him in the club instead of giving chances to McNair and Blackett. — k (@misplacedpass) May 17, 2017
Keane is believed to be as high on Jose Mourinho's transfer list as striking duo