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Barnsley star Marc Roberts is wanted by Burnley

The Sun claim the Clarets view Roberts as a potential replacement for Michael Keane.

Keane, 23, has been linked with moves to Chelsea, Manchester United and Leicester.

“Barnsley star Marc Roberts is wanted by Burnley to replace Michael Keane”

The England under-21 ace has dazzled since quitting United permanently in 2015.

And he’s expected to be at the centre of a tug-of-war between the Premier League’s big-hitters in January.

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Michael Keane has been linked with Leicester, Chelsea and Man United

Roberts, 26, is untried in the top-flight, but has impressed at Barnsley since getting his big break in league football.

The powerful centre-back had only played non-league before the Championship outfit came calling in May 2015.

Burnley might not need to dip into the transfer market if they can keep Keane.

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Michael Keane permanently quit Man United in 2015

Sean Dyche’s side rejected a £18m offer from the Foxes in June and chairman Mike Garlick has revealed the club want Keane to sign a new long-term deal.

Asked if he was hopeful a new deal could still be agreed, Garlick said: “We want him to stay for the long term, that’s for sure, so we’d like to think so.”

Source: http://www.dailystar.co.uk/sport/football/569690/Burnley-Michael-Keane-replacement-Chelsea-transfer-news