​Manchester United are interested in bringing Burnley defender Michael Keane back to Old Trafford at the end of the season, per the ​Daily Mail.

The Red Devils allowed the 24-year-old to leave their ranks in 2015 for a fee of £2.5m, but his performances since then have prompted them to consider making a move for him in the summer - with Liverpool and Chelsea among the other clubs interested.

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Keane has proven a solid addition at the back for the Clarets, having helped them to promotion last season and following it up with several impressive showings in this one. He has made his way into Gareth Southgate's England side, and now has the air of a future Three Lions captain about him.

Burnley are unlikely to keep the player past the end of the term, but will hold out for £25m, 10 times what they bought him for two years ago. Yet United have shown that they aren't above paying large sums for players they've allowed to leave on the cheap.

The Red Devils made Paul Pogba the most expensive player in the world after spending £89m to bring him back from Juventus last summer, after letting him leave on a free transfer in 2012.

They should have no issues spending £25m on Keane, especially as it should cost them even less due to the inclusion of a 25 per cent sell-on fee in the deal that saw him leave for Burnley.

Kavan Flavius is a regular contributor to the Official Chelsea Guest Fan Blog, find him on Twitter @KavanFlavius.