In one of the more concerning rumours of the January transfer window, Leeds United have shown interest in Everton defender Michael Keane this month, according to a report from talkSPORT.
Leeds are looking for the signing which will represent the icing on the cake for what has been a very promising window for the Whites. Georginio Rutter has come in in a club-record deal. And Max Wober is already showing signs that he is going to be a very good signing.
Leeds show interest in Michael Keane
A new midfielder would be welcome. But it seems that Leeds have also had their eye on landing another defender, with talkSPORT claiming that they have looked at Keane.
Southampton and West Ham have also had the centre-back on their radar. But the report adds that Everton are reluctant to let him join another Premier League side.
Much looks to be up in the air at Goodison Park right now. Keane has barely featured this season, making just one appearance in the Premier League so far.
Had Frank Lampard stayed in charge, it would not be difficult to imagine the 30-year-old leaving. But he has now gone. And with that, the next manager is likely to want a chance to assess the whole squad before making any decisions.
For Leeds meanwhile, it is hard to imagine that they remain keen on Keane. He has previously had bright moments. And he has represented his country. Everton meanwhile, paid £30 million for him.
But Wober has come in and been excellent so far. Leeds have not yet conceded a goal while he has been on the pitch.
A central midfielder coming in would be brilliant. And we would still love a new first-choice left-back. But we can probably afford to stay away from centre-backs, unless they walk into our best lineup.
Keane surely does not do that.