Spurs striker could leave inside 48 hours - reports

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Tottenham Hotspur striker Robbie Keane is being linked with a shock move to Leicester City.

The big-spending Npower Championship side have been linked with a handful of strikers this summer, missing out on Craig Mackail-Smith and Shane Long earlier in the transfer window. Nicky Maynard is also tipped to go elsewhere, with Southampton now favourites to land the Bristol City striker.

Despite securing the signature of David Nugent, manager Sven Goran-Eriksson is still keen to bring another forward to the club, with the Spurs striker now on the radar.

“I always said if we can get a striker with a good goalscoring record, we are going to try,” said the Swede.

“If there is a proven striker who can score 20 goals then we will work hard to bring him in.”

The Daily Telegraph claims that Eriksson is 'confident' of persuading the Tottenham Hotspur forward to make the move down a division, and is hoping a deal can be completed in the next 48 hours.

The report goes on to claim Spurs will be offered £3 million for the striker's services, and with Harry Redknapp eager to shuffle his attacking options at White Hart Lane, the biggest issue affecting the move could be personal terms.


Whilst away on international duty earlier in the week, Keane admitted his future appears to lie away from Tottenham Hotspur, but the Irish international captain was confident a Barclays Premier League club would be interested in his services.

"There are a couple of weeks left in the transfer window and it is likely I will be going but at the moment I don't have the answer as to where," said Keane ahead of his nation's 0-0 draw against Croatia.

"The club has to agree a fee and I am not being disrespectful to the Championship teams but if I have got the option of a Premier League club I am obviously going to take that. There has been no talk from a Championship team so that is where we stand at the moment."

Were the Foxes to land the 31-year-old, he would be the 12th summer signing at the King Power Stadium.

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