Report: Leicester to make improved bid for Burnley's Michael Keane

Burnley's Michael Keane in action with Tottenham's Paulinho (L)

Leicester City have been linked with Burnley’s Michael Keane.

Michael Keane of Burnley applauds fans at the end of the game

According to the Mirror, Leicester City will make an improved £17 million bid for Burnley’s Michael Keane.

The report claims that Burnley have already rejected one enquiry from the Premier League champions and value the former Manchester United defender at £20 million.

Leicester have made signing a new young centre-back one of their top priorities this summer as they look to add competition to ageing duo Robert Huth and Wes Morgan.

Burnley's Michael Keane in action with Tottenham's Paulinho (L)

Keane, a former England U21 international, hasn’t been with Burnley too long, but his impact at Turf Moor has been huge, playing a pivotal role in the club’s promotion from the Championship last term.

Leicester have reportedly identified him as the ideal candidate to bolster their defence, but the Clarets don’t want to lose him and have offered him a new £30,000 per week contract in order to fend off the Foxes’ interest.

Burnley's Michael Keane in action with Brighton's Solly March

However, Keane seemingly has his heart set on a move to the King Power Stadium having snubbed the new contract offer, and now it’s a case of Burnley getting the most they can for him, according to the report.

The 23-year-old has made over 100 league appearances in his short career to date and featured in 44 of Burnley’s 46 Championship matches last term, as they won the title ahead of favourites Middlesbrough.

Burnley's Michael Keane and Ben Mee celebrate promotion to the premier league

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