Upton Park side make offer for unneeded White Hart Lane man.
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Tottenham will receive a £1 million loan fee for Keane with West Ham prepared to cover his wages of £65,000 a week for the remainder of the season and commit to a three-year contract on the same terms.
West Ham, who face Birmingham City on Wednesday in the second leg of their Carling Cup semi-final, are waiting for Tottenham’s response. It remains to be seen whether Keane will agree to those terms but his options are limited if he wants to play.
If the 30 year-old fails to sign then West Ham will turn to Stoke City’s Tuncay Sanli, who would cost £4.5 million, and are also expecting to complete the loan signing of Hoffenheim striker Demba Ba before the weekend.
Harry Redknapp would appear to have little to lose by accepting West Ham’s offer for a player who they do not appear to need then of course the next obstacle would involve whether the Irish international is keen on the deal.
The 30 year old is very much surplus to requirements at White Hart Lane and having started just two Premier League matches this season the experienced striker would presumably welcome the chance of getting regular first team football.
Avram Grant may be lining up such a deal due to increasing speculation that Carlton Cole and Frederic Piquionne may be set to leave Upton Park.