Trotters ‘weigh up Keane bid’

The Trotters are in the market for striking reinforcements after

Daniel Sturridge returned to Chelsea following his successful loan

spell and Johan Elmander’s departure for Galatasaray at the

conclusion of his contract. Keane, who has one year left on his

current deal, has admitted he expects to be surplus to requirements

at White Hart Lane this summer having fallen well down the pecking

order under Harry Redknapp. The 30-year-old Republic of Ireland

international spent the second half of last season out on loan with

West Ham but was unable to help the Hammers climb away from

relegation danger. The well-travelled striker has proved a regular

source of goals throughout his career which has taken in further

spells with Wolves, Coventry, Leeds, Inter Milan, Liverpool and

Celtic, generating a combined transfer fee in excess of

£70million. Spurs could be ready to offer Keane as a

makeweight in any possible deal to bring in-demand Bolton

centre-back Gary Cahill to North London.