Everton are reportedly wary of selling Michael Keane to West Ham United in the January transfer window.

That’s according to a report from talkSPORT who claim that Everton’s current situation means that they are reluctant to allow the 30-year-old centre-back to join the Hammers this month.

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West Ham boss David Moyes has been linked with a move to sign the 12-capped England international for quite some time now.

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And with Craig Dawson having left to join Wolves, the Scot needs to strengthen his central defensive ranks at the London Stadium.

It seems as though Moyes may well struggle to bring him to the London Stadium though…

Everton reluctant to allow Michael Keane to join West Ham

talkSPORT claim that whilst the Hammers want to sign the 30-year-old defender, we may find it hard to prise him away from Goodison Park this month.

That’s because the Toffees are not keen on letting him join a relegation rival.

I must admit though, that doesn’t bother me one little bit. I’d be more than happy if Keane didn’t join West Ham in January.

Keane seems to be a classic Moyes player – old fashioned, injury prone and poor with the ball at his feet!

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The 30-year-old is slow and cumbersome and really is very poor when in possession of the football.

He is strong in the air and the tackle but his skillset is limited to say the least.

West Ham signing Michael Keane from Everton in the January transfer window would be incredibly underwhelming. He’s just nowhere near the level of player Moyes should be targeting.

And in my opinion, it would represent a real backward step for the Hammers.

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