Spurs must sell to buy as striker search intensifies

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Tottenham Hotspur will slash their asking price for want-away striker Robbie Keane according to the Daily Mirror.

Bolton Wanderers are the latest club to express an interest in the 31-year-old Republic of Ireland international, moving ahead of Blackburn Rovers and Aston Villa for his signature.

Spurs boss Harry Redknapp has deemed Keane surplus to requirements at White Hart Lane, and is instead looking to bring in one or two strikers to strengthen his forward line ahead of the new season.

In order to do so, Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy has told Redknapp he needs to ease the club's wage bill, so Keane has been earmarked as a player to be sold.

Having spent the second half of last season on loan at West Ham United, Keane returned to north London hoping to be given a fresh start in the new campaign.


However, with it abundantly clear his Tottenham future looks bleak, Spurs officials have dropped his valuation from £5.5million to £4million in the hope it will spark some offers.

Trotters boss Owen Coyle has so far endured a frustrating transfer window, but could step up his pursuit of Keane providing the price is right.

But he could face competition from Villa boss Alex McLeish who is also said to be monitoring the situation and is weighing up a double Irish swoop for the Spurs striker, and Keane's compatriot Shay Given from Manchester City.

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