Burnley defender Michael Keane is taking no notice of the speculation surrounding his future at Turf Moor despite strong interest from Everton, Liverpool and Leicester City. The former Manchester United youth graduate has rose to prominence this season with some excellent displays at the heart of Burnley's defence, and his strong displays have earned him a place in England's squad.
The 24-year-old has long been admired by both Everton and Leicester, who had a bid rejected for him last summer, but is currently focusing on the task at hand; arresting Burnley's concerning slump in form.
"It's inevitable really, these things happen, but I've dealt with it all throughout the season and I won't let it affect me," The Everton and Liverpool target told The Mirror. "I'm fully focused on Burnley.
"We've got some big games coming up and we need to make sure we stay in the Premier League, so it won't affect me at all. The first thing in our heads is survival, but we think we've got enough to do more than that. We just need a win soon to see where that takes us."
Keane's contract at Turf Moor runs out at the end of next season, and Everton are prepared to pay a fee of £20m in order to prise him away from the clutches of Sean Dyche this summer. Ronald Koeman's men are believed to be the frontrunners for the England international's signature, though Liverpool have stepped up their interest in recent weeks as Jurgen Kloop looks to bolster his central defensive ranks.
He might end up at Everton or Liverpool this summer, but Keane's immediate focus is on Burnley's crucial home clash against Stoke City on Tuesday (April 4). Despite their strong record at Turf Moor this season, the Clarets are winless in their last six and lie just five points above the relegation zone.