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Barcelona boss Ronald Koeman plots shock transfer swoop for Everton’s Michael Keane as replacement for Gerard Pique

EVERTON defender Michael Keane has emerged as a shock transfer target for Barcelona, according to reports.

Ronald Koeman is the new man in charge of the LaLiga giants and he already has his transfer targets in mind.

The Dutchman is believed to have identified fellow countryman Memphis Depay and Donny van de Beek as two of his top three targets this summer.

And OK Diario claims the England centre-back is the other.

Koeman took Keane to Goodison Park from Burnley in 2017 in a £30m deal.

The centre-half has since become a regular for the Toffees and featured 37 times last season.

Now Koeman, who was sacked by Everton in 2017, wants a reunion with the ex-Manchester United ace.

Barca are looking to revamp their aging squad after missing out on the league title before they were humiliated 8-2 by Bayern Munich in the Champions League last week.

They are looking for recruits all over the park, but Koeman is believed to have identified Keane as the perfect long-term replacement for Gerard Pique, 33, who has offered to leave for the good of the club.

The ace has played over 100 times for Everton and his performances have also been recognised at international level, winning 10 caps for the Three Lions.

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