Four Michael Keane alternatives for Everton as Manchester United eye defender

According to reports in the Liverpool Echo, Everton are set to look at alternatives to one of their top summer transfer targets with Manchester United said to be readying a move for Burnley centre-back Michael Keane.

Toffees boss Ronald Koeman is keen to bring some fresh blood into the heart of his defence at the end of the season with Phil Jagielka and Ashley Williams getting no younger, and Ramiro Funes Mori picking up a knee injury while on international duty with Argentina last month, and he had been linked with Keane.

The 24-year-old has impressed for the Clarets in the Premier League this term and has quickly become one of the most coveted centre-halves after making his senior England debut against Germany in March.

However, his former club United are now said to be confident of sealing a £25m deal to bring him back to Old Trafford, meaning Koeman will need to look elsewhere if he wants to strengthen his backline.

Here are four Keane alternatives Everton could sign this summer…