It appears Robbie Keane may have priced himself out of a move to West Ham after the financially stricken club have balked at the player’s reported demand for a £1m bonus should the club avoid relegation.
The Hammers would pay the player’s £65,000 per week wages and could have taken an option to sign the striker for £6m at the end of the loan in order to make the deal permanent, according to The Telegraph.
The figures being mooted mean that the Hammers could be looking at a commitment of almost £20m for a player of 30, and according to a “highly-placed” source at the club the Hammers were stunned by the overall financial package required to sign the Irishman.
Keane’s Spurs team-mate, Jamie O’Hara, has also been linked with a move to Upton Park in recent days, though he is thought to have rejected the rumours.
Zaragoza confirm dos Santos interest.
The father of Giovani dos Santos has revealed that there is “enormous” interest in the player from Real Zaragoza.
The Spanish outfit’s coach, Javier Aguirre, is thought to have confirmed the interest by admitting yesterday: “Gio could be a very important part of my plans.”
Imscouting.com is reporting that the 21-year-old, who has struggled to make an impact since joining from Barcelona two years ago, could be interested in the move as he has only managed to earn four appearances for Harry Redknapp’s men this season, and only one of those was as a starter.
A loan deal has been suggested as a probable solution in order to benefit all parties involved as Blanquillos are struggling in the La Liga relegation zone, and dos Santos could find himself in Spain until the end of the season.
Spurs want Senturk.
Spurs are considering a move for Fenerbahce’s Semih Senturk, whose contract in Turkey is due to expire in the summer according to The Guardian.
A loan move has been suggested in the interim, with the player moving to north London in January before completing a permanent deal in the summer. Senturk has 21 caps for his native Turkey, and was a much sought-after commodity following Euro 2008.
The 27-year-old striker is seen as an ideal replacement for Robbie Keane who appears all but certain to leave in January, and Harry Redknapp hopes the striker would add the firepower to further increase Spurs’ threat to rivals in the domestic and European fronts.