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Everton defender Michael Keane: There was Man Utd, Liverpool interest

Michael Keane is happy with his decision to join Everton.

The England defender moved to Goodison Park from Burnley this summer for £30m and is set to make his Premier League debut for his new club against Stoke City on Saturday.

And speaking with Sky Sports, he explained why he was so eager to join Everton, even though Liverpool and Manchester United were in the hunt.

The former Burnley stopper said: "There was interest definitely, but I thought Everton was the right place for me to come, develop and take myself to that next level.

"I didn't want to go anywhere and not play and I've got to fight for my place here. There's a lot of good centre-halves, but I feel like I've got a good chance if I stay fit and perform well. There was definite interest, but I think Everton is the perfect club."

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