Clarets keen to tie down defender

Clarets keen to tie down defender

Burnley are ready to reopen contract negotiations with defender Michael Keane after his England call-up.

The former Manchester United man’s stock has risen hugely over the last couple of years and Burnley are keen to see him develop at Turf Moor.

The 23-year-old has been with the Clarets since 2014 after initially joining on-loan before penning a permanent switch from the Red Devils in January 2015.

Premier League champions Leicester tested the water last summer as they lodged a £17million offer for his services, however, Burnley showed some resolve and stood firm.

Reports claim that Chelsea are also eyeing the centre-back and he is set to attract more attention after being called into the England squad by Gareth Southgate.

Burnley boss Sean Dyche believes the defender will be key to helping the club remain in the top-flight this term and reports suggest he will be offered an improved deal to fend off any January approaches.