Report: Burnley make 'shock' £10 million bid for Stoke City's Ryan Shawcross

Manager Sean Dyche of Burnley looks on during the pre season friendly match between Preston North End and Burnley at Deepdale on July 25, 2017 in Preston, England.

The Stoke City captain is out of contract at the end of the campaign, and is reportedly wanted as Michael Keane's replacement at Burnley.

Burnley have made a 'shock' £10 million bid for Stoke City centre-back Ryan Shawcross, according to The Sun (10 August, page 55).

With two days to go until their season opener at the home of reigning champions Chelsea, Burnley are still to find a replacement for Michael Keane, who they sold to Everton at the start of last month for a fee that could rise to £30 million.

Michael Keane of Everton beats Wissam Ben Yedder of Sevilla during a pre-season friendly match between Everton and Sevilla at Goodison Park on August 6, 2017 in Liverpool, England.Michael Keane of Everton (left)

And after selling striker Andre Gray to Watford on Wednesday, the Clarets are said to have 'money to burn' as they enter the final three weeks of the summer transfer window.

Shawcross, who captains Stoke, is out of contract at the end of the campaign, and could be tempted into leaving the Bet365 Stadium if fellow centre-back Bruno Martins Indi arrives from Porto this month.

According to Sky Sports the Potters have agreed a £7 million fee to sign their former loan star on a permanent basis, despite having already strengthened their back line with the capture of Chelsea's Kurt Zouma on loan.

Shawcross, who has been capped once by England, moved to Stoke on a temporary basis from Manchester United 10 years ago and has never left.

Ryan Shawcross of Stoke City looks dejected after the Premier League match between Stoke City and Chelsea at Bet365 Stadium on March 18, 2017 in Stoke on Trent, England.Ryan Shawcross of Stoke City (right)

Burnley have been linked with several potential Keane replacements this summer, but to no avail.

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