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Everton boss Sam Allardyce ‘set to dump £30m Michael Keane’ after less than a year

Sean Dyche is believed to be keen on bringing him the defender back to Burnley but only for a fraction of the fee they received

EVERTON are reportedly ready to sell Michael Keane this summer just a year after forking out £30million to sign him from Burnley.

The 25-year-old England international played the full ninety minutes of the 3-1 win over Crystal Palace on Saturday.

Michael Keane's days at Everton could reportedly be numbered

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Michael Keane’s days at Everton could reportedly be numbered

But the Daily Mirror claim that Sam Allardyce is happy to listen to offers for the former Manchester United man.


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His old boss Sean Dyche is believed to be keen on bringing him back to Turf Moor.

However, the Clarets will not pay anything near the figure they received for the centre-back.

And the Toffees know that they will potentially have to make take a big financial hit on Keane.

The Daily Mirror claim that Sam Allardyce is looking to sell the defender this summer

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The Daily Mirror claim that Sam Allardyce is looking to sell the defender this summer

Everton forked out £30m to sign him at the start of the season from Burnley

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Everton forked out £30m to sign him at the start of the season from Burnley

Everton splashed the cash last summer in an attempt to push on and gatecrash the big four.

Gylfi Sigurdsson arrived for £45m as the club’s record signing but has failed to replicate the form he showed at Swansea.

A further £27m was spent on bringing striker Cenk Tosun to Goodison from Besiktas in January but the he has made a stuttering start to life in England.

And that has led to Everton transfer guru Steve Walsh coming under fire with owner Farhad Moshiri and chairman Bill Kenwright both believing they have not seen value for money.

And now the club is facing a critical period as they plot to rectify the mistakes of the past two transfer windows ahead of another summer of recruitment.

Since his move to Merseyside Keane has been given plenty of opportunities to impress.

The star has figured in 28 matches for Everton.

Burnley boss Sean Dyche is believed to be keen on bringing Michael Keane back to Turf Moor

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Burnley boss Sean Dyche is believed to be keen on bringing Michael Keane back to Turf Moor

Michael Keane made his England debut in March 2017 and has gone on to win a further three caps

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Michael Keane made his England debut in March 2017 and has gone on to win a further three caps

But if today’s report is true it looks like Big Sam has failed to be convinced.

Keane signed a five-year deal with the Toffees and is under contract until the summer of 2022.

He made his England debut against Germany in March 2017 and has gone on to win a further three caps since.