Everton are confident that they are ahead of Chelsea and Liverpool in the quest to sign highly rated Burnley defender Michael Keane.
The 24-year-old has been in impressive form this season, which earned him a call up to the England national team by Gareth Southgate. He participated in the Three Lions recent matches against Germany, where he played the full 90 minutes as well as against Lithuania.
Keane is out of contract with Burnley at the end of next season which means that they will have to sell and Everton have reportedly made him a priority signing.
Despite Toffees manager Ronald Koeman being confident of signing the England international, Manchester United, who Keane played for before being sold to Burnley in 2015, could potentially hijack the deal.
The Red Devils are reportedly interested in re-signing their former youth player and will also pocket 25% of the fee that the sale of Keane generates.