There’s nothing quite like a big rumour to cheer the Manchester United fans propping up the bar in the Transfer Tavern up these days.
With the Premier League now representing such a burden on the Red Devils ahead of the Europa League final, the Red Devils around one corner of our bar are desperate to read some big transfer stories in order to take their minds off of this season.
So, reports from the Daily Mail have gone down a storm today.
They claim the club are set to re-sign England international Michael Keane this summer, following his impressive campaign with Burnley. The 24-year-old was sold by Louis van Gaal in 2014, though has seriously impressed at Turf Moor, earning links with clubs such as Liverpool and Tottenham.
Despite links with other clubs, Keane is understood to be desperate to move back to Old Trafford and will reportedly quadruple his wages, with Jose Mourinho said to have identified him as a player he would not have sold.
United are thought to be in pole position to land the defender, much to the delight of the punters propping up our bar. Having struggled with injuries this season, their defence has been decimated and many of them believe Keane will help shore things up.
A £25m fee is mooted, though United are said to have included a 25% sell-on clause when they sold him to the Clarets initially, making him cheaper for them than any other rival.