Michael Keane is set to join Everton. (Getty Images)

Everton are on the verge of beating Manchester United in the race to sign Michael Keane from Burnley, according to reports.

The Sun claims that Ronald Koeman’s side are set to complete a £25 million deal for the 24-year-old ‘in the next few days’.

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The reports claims that talks between the two clubs are at an advanced stage and the transfer could be wrapped up by the end of the week.

Keane was on Jose Mourinho’s shortlist this summer but the defender turned down a return to Old Trafford following Victor Lindelof’s arrival from Benfica.

Keane rejected the chance to return to United this summer. (Getty Images)
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Keane is reportedly concerned over playing time and increased competition at United could harm his chances of making England’s squad for next year’s World Cup.

The defender is in line to be Everton’s third big-money signing of the summer after Jordan Pickford joined for £30m from Sunderland, and Davy Klaassen’s £23.6m move from Ajax.

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