Liverpool and Man United don’t tend to do much business together.
No player has moved between the clubs since Phil Chisnall swapped Manchester for Merseyside in 1964 for the princely sum of £25,000.
But this summer they might be forced to, regardless of whether they want to or not.
Liverpool have jumped to the front of the queue to sign Burnley and England centre-back Michael Keane, according to The Sun.
It would cost Jurgen Klopp a reported £30million to bring the 24-year-old to Anfield, which in turn would line United’s pockets.
When United sold Keane to Burnley in January 2015 they included a 25% sell-on fee, which would equate to £7.5m.
Burnley look powerless to hold onto Keane, given he’s only got one year left on his contract.
This season the defender has played every single game for Burnley in the Premier League, as well as making his international bow.
The Clarets, who are 16th in the Premier League, have conceded 49 goals this season, which is only seven more than Liverpool, who are 13 places higher up the table.
Klopp’s side are repeatedly targeted at set-pieces, as was the case at the weekend when Christian Benteke scored the winner for Crystal Palace after heading in a corner.
Keane’s aerial prowess- Virgil van Dijk is the only defender to have won more headers per game- would be a major asset in Klopp’s efforts to improve at the back.
But how will they feel about handing United £7.5m on a plate?