Birmingham look to snatch Robbie Keane from under the noses of Aston Villa

20 December 2010 09:47
Birmingham are looking to steal Robbie Keane away from the grasp of arch-rivals Aston Villa in a £6million January swoop. [LNB]Tottenham are prepared to listen to offers for Republic of Ireland striker Keane during the winter transfer window, with Harry Redknapp valuing the 30-year-old at around £8m.[LNB] Villa have long-standing interest but are reluctant to meet that price. Birmingham are also looking to pay less but are prepared to meet Keane's £65,000-per-week wage packet at Spurs. [LNB] Rare appearance: Tottenham and Republic of Ireland striker Robbie Keane has found first-team football hard to come by at White Hart lane this season[LNB]Keane has been relegated to the Spurs bench for much of this campaign but Blues boss Alex McLeish sees him as the perfect partner for 6ft 7in front-man Nikola Zigic.[LNB] A source told the Sun: 'Villa made their interest known but nothing has progressed. [LNB]'Robbie is a player wanting to make an impact at this stage of his career and a club blowing hot and cold does not make a good impression.'  [LNB] Houllier tells unsettled midfielder Ireland he can quit Aston Villa... for £8mAston Villa manager Houllier back on trail of Newcastle star BartonNow Houllier orders his Aston Villa commuters to get movingThe Midlander: Winter of discontent beckons for Birmingham CityBIRMINGHAM CITY FC

Source: Daily_Mail