Report: Everton among six Premier League teams chasing Burnley defender Michael Keane

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The former Manchester United man has also been linked with Bournemouth, Aston Villa, Stoke City, Norwich City and Swansea City.

Premier League teams are queuing up to bring in Burnley defender Michael Keane after his excellent performances for the club this season.

The Daily Mail is reporting that Everton, Bournemouth, Aston Villa, Stoke City, Norwich City and Swansea City are all keen on the former Manchester United youngster - who joined The Clarets last September.

Everton are in need of another centre-back option. Tyias Browning is set for a lengthy spell on the sidelines with a knee problem and Phil Jagielka is also currently crocked - leaving centre-back options bare.

Bournemouth have struggled at the back in the Premier League this season and would benefit from a reinforcement.

Aston Villa's defenders have failed to impress this term, with Micah Richards needing a new partner beside him.

Stoke, Norwich and Swansea could all also do with a recruit at the heart of their defence for the rest of the season.

Keane has been in great form for Burnley this season - playing every minute of their Championship campaign and even pitching in with three goals.

There is no doubt he would be a welcome addition to any one from Everton, Bournemouth, Aston Villa, Stoke City, Norwich City or Swansea City - but with Burnley in a promotion hunt themselves he might just decide to stick around.

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