Clarets Chasing Barnsley Defender

Clarets Chasing Marc Roberts

Burnley Football Club are considering a move for Barnsley defender Marc Roberts in the January transfer window, according to reports the Sun.  The newspaper claim the Clarets view Roberts as a potential replacement for Michael Keane.

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The Clarets defender, Michael Keane has been linked with moves to Chelsea, Manchester United, Leicester City and he is expected to be at the centre of a tug-of-war between the Premier League’s big-hitters.

Roberts, is untried in the top-flight, but has impressed at Barnsley since getting his big break in league football. The powerful centre-back has only played non-league football before the Championship outfit came calling in May 2015.

Burnley rejected an £18million pound offer from the Foxes in June and chairman Mike Garlick has revealed the club want Michael 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.”

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