An outcast Everton thought they had a deal in place for wants to move to West Ham instead as Sky Sports makes a new Michael Keane claim.
Everton outcast Keane has been heavily linked with a move to West Ham since the summer window.
An exclusive from The Daily Star during the last window claimed Hammers boss David Moyes is a big admirer of the 29-year-old.
And journalist Paul Brown told GIVEMESPORT that he thinks West Ham will get the Everton man in the January window.
With West Ham fan favourite Craig Dawson saying an emotional farewell this weekend after sealing a move to Wolves for family reasons, it is clear Moyes is going to need a new defender.
Everton paid Burnley £30m for Keane back in 2017 (BBC Sport). Now they are struggling to get him off their books.
Initially Keane impressed at Goodison Park and became an England squad regular for a spell. In fact, in 2020 his form was rewarded with a new Everton contract until 2025.
Since then, though, the alleged West Ham target’s Everton and England career has nose-dived.
He has been ridiculously error prone for the Toffees over the last couple of seasons and has barely featured this term.
West Ham fans thought they might have had a lucky escape when Keane appeared set for a move to Italian side Salernitana.
According to reports Everton had agreed a deal with the Serie A side with the rest down to the player.
Now the outcast Everton thought they had a deal in place for wants a West Ham move instead as Sky Sports makes a new Keane claim.
According to Sky Sports journalist Ben Grounds, Keane wants to join West Ham after being marginalised by Frank Lampard at Goodison Park.
“Michael Keane has been marginalised in fall out to Everton’s home defeat to Southampton,” Grounds reports on Twitter.
“Hasn’t been in recent matchday squads and player has wanted to join either West Ham or Saints.
“Dawson now sold to Wolves, Bednarek’s return probably ends his hopes of joining the latter.”