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Michael Keane On Using Ireland As Stepping Stone: “I Felt Really English”

Everton defender Michael Keane has outlined that he “always dreamed of playing for England” despite first representing Ireland at underage level. The 26-year old had featured for Ireland’s U17s and U19s but switched his international allegiance and has featured frequently for England’s U21s as well as five appearances for their senior team. Keane was recently included in England’s squad for …

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Michael Keane Sidelined Due To Hairline Skull Fracture

Everton defender Michael Keane has suffered a small hairline fracture of his skull and will be sidelined for up to four weeks. Keane was carried off on a stretcher in stoppage time of the 2-2 Premier League draw at Bournemouth and taken to hospital following a nasty clash of heads with team-mate Idrissa Gueye. Everton on Sunday released a statement …

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Koeman’s Premier League Record Against Mourinho Gives Hope To Everton

Ronald Koeman’s Everton side take on Premier League leaders Manchester United in poor form but the Dutchman remains unbeaten in five meetings with Jose Mourinho and is yet to lose at Old Trafford. Everton’s promising start to the season has been derailed in recent weeks following defeats to Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur while a 3-0 defeat to Italian side Atalanta …

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A Premier League XI Made Up Of This Summer’s Best Signings

This summer’s transfer window has been one of the most high profile in recent times and will arguably be remembered more for the deals that weren’t done than those that were (Alexis Sanchez, Philippe Coutinho, Thomas Lemar, Virgil van Dijk etc.). However, the transactions that weren’t made should not completely overshadow the arrival of some fantastic players to the Premier League …

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Manchester United Make Tidy Sum From Everton’s Capture Of Keane

HALEWOOD, ENGLAND - JULY 3: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) New Everton signing Michael Keane poses for a photo at USM Finch Farm on July 3, 2017 in Halewood, England. (Photo by Tony McArdle/Everton FC via Getty Images)

On Monday it was confirmed that Michael Keane was to swap Burnley for Everton following an impressive spell at Turf Moor.  The England international’s fee could rise to £30 million, with the defender signing a five-year deal to keep him at Goodison Park until 2022. While this is a major coup for the Liverpool outfit, it too benefits Manchester United …

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Everton Aiming To Push Through £25m Move For Burnley Defender

MIDDLESBROUGH, ENGLAND - APRIL 08: Michael Keane of Burnley arrives at the stadium prior to the Premier League match between Middlesbrough and Burnley at Riverside Stadium on April 8, 2017 in Middlesbrough, England. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Already one of the busiest clubs of this transfer window, Everton are showing no sign of slowing down. The Toffees have already broken their transfer record to sign £30m goalkeeper Jordan Pickford from Sunderland, while Dutch international Davy Klaassen has arrived in a £24m deal from Ajax. Right-back Cuco Martina, meanwhile, is also expected to join on a free transfer next month. …

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Everton’s Summer Spending Set To Rocket Past £70m This Weekend

Davy Klaassen of Ajaxduring the UEFA Europa League final match between Ajax Amsterdam and Manchester United at the Friends Arena on May 24, 2017 in Stockholm, Sweden(Photo by VI Images via Getty Images)

Everton are going all out to show they mean business this summer. Just hours after completing a club-record £30m deal to sign Sunderland goalkeeper Jordan Pickford, the Toffees are set to bolster their attacking options in the coming days. Multiple sources have claimed that both Davy Klaassen and M’Baye Niang were at Finch Farm on Thursday undergoing medicals ahead of …

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Five Potential Alternative Signings To Virgil Van Dijk For Liverpool

Liverpool Klopp Van Dijk

With Liverpool humiliated into walking away from any potential deal to sign Southampton’s Virgil van Dijk, their issues in defence have come to the fore once again. The Reds had become the favourites to sign the Dutch international in a deal that could have been worth potentially £50-60m, but those same reports became the foundation on which Southampton threatened to …

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Report Claims Manchester United Set To Re-Sign Defender For £25m

Michael Keane of England

The move, if it were to go through, would emulate that of Paul Pogba’s last year from Juventus on a much smaller scale. Pogba, of course, left Manchester United in 2012 for free, before triumphantly returning last summer for a world record sum of £89m. Though the figure this time around, concerning Burnley defender Michael Keane, is far less extravagant, …

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Players To Opt For Other Nations Having Represented Ireland

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - AUGUST 13: Bacary Sagna of Manchester City (L) attempts to black Lynden Gooch of Sunderland (R) shot during the Premier League match between Manchester City and Sunderland at Etihad Stadium on August 13, 2016 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

Irish football has been long associated with the famous ‘granny rule’. FIFA regulations have served Ireland well with many recruits becoming key players in the past. However, in recent years some players have jumped back to the country of their birth with some Ireland born and raised players even opting to represent other nations. High profile players like Michael Keane, Patrick Bamford …

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The Premier League Team Of The Season So Far

STOKE ON TRENT, ENGLAND - MARCH 18: N'Golo Kante of Chelsea in action during the Premier League match between Stoke City and Chelsea at Bet365 Stadium on March 18, 2017 in Stoke on Trent, England. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images

As another exciting Premier League season winds down, attention turns to who should win the Player of the Year awards and who deserves to be included in the Premier League Team of the Season. We take a look at how that XI might line up. ________ Goalkeeper: Chelsea’s Thibaut Courtois looks set to win his second Premier League winners medal at …

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Will Michael Keane Buck The Trend of Failing English Defenders?

Michael Keane has been in outstanding form for Burnley this season and was rewarded by making his senior England debut in the friendly against Germany last week. A few days later Keane made his competitive bow, partnering John Stones at the heart of the Three Lions’ defence in a facile 2-0 World Cup qualifying win over Lithuania. The former Manchester …

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Surprise Inclusions As Gareth Southgate Announces England Squad To Face Germany And Lithuania

PORT ELIZABETH, SOUTH AFRICA - JUNE 23: Jermain Defoe of England celebrates scoring the opening goal during the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa Group C match between Slovenia and England at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium on June 23, 2010 in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

Gareth Southgate has included a few surprise additions in his first England squad since becoming the full-time boss, for games against Germany and Lithuania later this month. Here we look at who was picked in each position, and who missed out on this occasion. Goalkeepers Southgate has decided not to mess around too much in the goalkeeper department. Joe Hart and …

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