Danny Higginbotham can see Chelsea signing Man United target Michael Keane
Keane is set to leave Burnley this summer after starring for the Blues in the Premier League this season and making his England debut.
Man United and Everton are two of the teams interested in signing the defender, whose contract runs out in 2018.
Chelsea are to lose captain John Terry at the end of the season so may look for a replacement but Higginbotham suggests they already have plenty in reserve.
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I believe at Chelsea they have some fantastic youngsters but they need to be given an opportunity
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“You could see him (Keane) there,” he said on Sky Sports News.
“It all depends on Conte, what does he see coming through?
“Obviously Zouma is there, you’ve got the younger Chalobah, Trevor who’s doing very well in the youth cup.
“Ake as well, who had a fantastic time at Bournemouth.
“Does he believe there are players there ready to take that step up?
“I believe at Chelsea they have some fantastic youngsters but they need to be given an opportunity.”