West Ham reportedly falls behind in the £30 million transfer market Lampard, a player on Everton, is barely picking

Even though they are now in the lead for Michael Keane, Nottingham Forest must contend with competition from a number of Premier League clubs, notably West Ham United.

During the summer, Everton made the decision to acquire some new center backs.

Along with Frank Lampard, both Conor Coady and James Tarkowski were brought in with the intention of constructing an experienced back four.

Coady and Tarkowski have had a good season overall playing together for Everton, but with their signings, it is possible that some of the club’s defenders will wish to go.

The competition to sign Michael Keane is currently being led by Nottingham Forest.

Everton’s Yerry Mina and Ben Godfrey are just two of the defenders who are currently below both Coady and Tarkowski in the pecking order due to the fact that both players are currently dealing with injury issues.

There is also Michael Keane to consider.

Keane, who is 29 years old, has only appeared in one game in the Premier League so far this year, and that game was against Brentford in August. He came on as a substitute and played for 22 minutes.

After observing Keane’s stellar performance in the Burnley defense in 2017, Everton decided to make a deal with him that might be worth up to £30 million.

However, Keane has not looked like the same performer for Everton as he did for the Clarets due to his very uneven play for the Toffees.

It would appear that Lampard is not particularly fond of Keane, and it is becoming increasingly likely that the two will part ways.

According to a report from the Sunday Mirror (04/12, page82), Keane is planning to pursue first-team football elsewhere besides Everton and will move out on loan in the month of January.

It appears like Nottingham Forest are currently in pole position to recruit Keane given the current state of affairs in the market.

The loan move for Loic Bade has been a complete mystery, and it is possible that Cooper will attempt to bring in Keane, who has previous experience playing in the Premier League.

On the other hand, it has been stated that Fulham, Leicester City, and West Ham United are all considering making a move to take Keane away from Goodison Park.

Keane has actually played for Leicester in the past, having done so during the 2012–13 season while he was there on loan from another team.

There are a handful of ties between Keane and David Moyes, the manager of West Ham United, who was in charge of Manchester United when Keane was coming up through the ranks there.

Keane will likely be the target of interest from Forest, who will be looking to beat out the competition and fill the second loan spot available to them in the Premier League.

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