Leicester to bid £17m for Burnley star

Leicester City are set to make a £17 million move to sign highly rated Burnley centre-half Michael Keane, according to The Mirror.

The English champions have strengthened with a number of new faces this summer but may well be keen to add an enforcer to their defensive options.

Keane has impressed at Turf Moor since leaving Manchester United and played an integral role in Sean Dyche’s men being promoted back to the top tier last season.

Despite the fact that he is set to play regular Premier League football with Burnley, the 23-year-old defender is said to have spurned a new deal with his current employers.

Although Burnley rate Keane at £20 million, an offer of £17 million may well force Dyche’s hand and see the champions recruit a new defender before the 2016-17 campaign starts.

West Morgan and Robert Huth were the bedrock of Leicester’s title success at centre-half last season – it would be interesting to see if this was broken up if Keane arrived.