Accoridng to a report last month in The Mirror, Stoke City and Everton have been accredited with an interest in his services while ESPN claimed yesterday the Foxes had launched an £11 million bid for him.
Leicester boss Claudio Ranieri has made a younger centre-back a top priority this summer as the Italian looks for a long-term replacement for experienced duo Wes Morgan and Robert Huth.
Morgan and Huth are the club’s first-choice centre-backs, yet both players are in their thirties and this coming season Leicester will need to juggle their squad around to cope with both domestic and European football.
Keane is an outstanding propspect and at 23, he already boasts plenty of experience having played a key role in Burnley’s immediate return to the top-flight via winning the Championship.
The former United man started 44 of Burnley’s league games last term, averaging 4.7 clearances per match.
Sean Dyche’s men are intent on keeping hold of Keane this summer as they prepare for what is expected to be a fight against relegation, though a much improved bid could test their resolve.