Chelsea, Leicester City and Everton are also keeping their eyes on the 24-year-old, pondering whether they should pounce on the Englishman’s signature. It is reported that Pep Guardiola has sent scouts to observe his ability and determine if he is quality enough to make a substantial improvement in City’s back line.
Keane, a Manchester United academy graduate, could decide against a move to his old club’s rival. He made a permanent move from Old Trafford to Turf Moor after spending a season with the Clarets on loan.
Although it is likely that Guardiola is watching Keane, the chances of him putting pen to paper with the Sky Blues are minimal. City will target higher profile players who have proven their abilities at the top level.