Manchester United are annoyed at not including a buy-back clause in Michael Keane’s Burnley contract as Chelsea prepare a £25 million offer, according to The Sun.

The prodigious centre-half has starred at Turf Moor in the Premier League this season and has been called up to the senior England squad for the upcoming World Cup qualification matches.

Keane is a product of the Old Trafford outfit’s youth academy but struggled for first-team football in Manchester and subsequently joined Sean Dyche’s men for £2.5 million in 2015.

With the potential for the defender to be sold for ten times that as Chelsea loiter, the report suggests that internally United are disappointed with themselves over the terms of their sale of the star.

Keane is said to be a United fan and that he would relish a move back to Jose Mourinho’s men, but , like in the case of Paul Pogba, the Red Devils will have to shell out a sizeable fee to bring him back to the club.

Chelsea are in the market for centre-halves as Antonio Conte switches to three at the back and the Burnley enforcer is said to be in the Blues’ sights ahead of the January transfer window opening.


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