Michael Keane was reportedly targeted by Chelsea, and the defender was said to be “flattered” after hearing an offer from the Blues.
The Englishman is an experience player and has great defensive attributes, but the real question is, does Chelsea really need to sign him despite having immense talent on the bench, in the academy and also outside the Bridge where players are performing splendidly on loan?
The former Manchester United man can be a good addition to Chelsea, but Burnley would like to keep him atleast till the end of the season. With the likes of Ake and Zouma who are back from loan and injury respectively, and Christensen who is tipped to return to Stamford Bridge after an incredible time in Germany, Michael Keane would find life very difficult in Chelsea if he moves to West London by any chance.
With John Terry finding it difficult to get into the first team and with Antonio Conte getting players back from loan as well getting academy players like Loftus-Cheek, Ola Aina and Nathaniel Chalobah into the first team, and with Ake, Zouma and Christensen tipped to be regular starters in the near future, it seems that Michael Keane to Chelsea seems a distant dream.