Keane Rejects Improved Contract

Michael Keane Rejects Extended Clarets Contract

Michael Keane has rejected Burnley’s offer of a new extended contract potentially forcing the Clarets’ hand in negotiations with the Premier League Champions Leicester City.

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The former England 21 defender was offered an improved contract by the Clarets after two bids of £10m and £12m were tabled for him.  The Burnley board rejected both offers but may decide that they can do no more if Keane is intent on leaving the club this summer.

Keane has had a previous spell at Leicester City on loan, playing 22 games for them scoring 3 goals in the Championship in 2012-13. He is believed to be interested in a move back to the King Power Stadium.

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The Clarets have been linked with a move for Sheffield Wednesday centre-back Tom Lees and although Sean Dyche is understood to want him whether Keane stays or goes, it seems the situation could come to a head next week.

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