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Will Keane sale allow Tottenham to buy £16 million Euro 2008 star?

One thing’s for sure, if Liverpool are going to land Robbie Keane in the next 48 hours, they must be prepared to splash the cash in doing so. Tottenham are not going to allow the Irishman to leave on the cheap, especially when they need as much as they can to invest in a replacement. And what a replacement this could be!

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There are differing opinions about Andrei Arshavin, although I’m a massive fan of the diminutive playmaker, who stood out in two of Russia’s Euro 2008 matches this summer. The attacking midfielder also excelled for Zenit St Petersburg last season, helping them win the UEFA Cup, and Setanta report that Spurs are very much in for the player.

Spurs have offers from Manchester United and Liverpool for Dimitar Berbatov and Robbie Keane respectively, and agent Dennis Lachter understands they need to raise funds before signing Arshavin.

“The price is very high, as are the personal terms,” Lachter told The Daily Mirror.

“Let us see what happens in the future. It may need English clubs to sell some players first.”

Arshavin and his agent will be delighted to see Robbie Keane move to Liverpool, finally making Tottenham cash-rich and perhaps willing to bring Arshavin in. Along with Modric, Tottenham would have two exciting, if a little lightweight, talents to frighten opposition defences. Are there reasons to be cheerful after all Spurs fans?

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