Celtic are hopeful that a loan deal can be struck with a view to a permanent transfer at some point in the future, according to a report in today's Daily Mirror.
Related ArticlesDefoe joins list of weekend penalty missesRedknapp bemoans defendingHarry Redknapp eyes top-four finishEverton v Tottenham Hotspur: match previewFootball agents go where even the best players fear to treadTottenham close in on Brazilian SandroKeane, who returned to White Hart Lane after a difficult spell at Liverpool has seen Jermain Defoe and Peter Crouch move ahead of him in the striking pecking order at Tottenham and could be open to a move where he would be instantly taken to heart due to his Irish international credentials.
While many would see a move to Scotland as a step down from the Premier League, the prospect of winning a title and having a crack at the Champions League will appeal to Keane.
Under the proposed arrangement Celtic would want Tottenham to continue to pay a proportion of Keane's salary which dwarfs anything they are currently playing to their squad.
Were the move to go ahead Redknapp would undoubtedly enter the January transfer market for a replacement striker.