West Ham news – Hammers near Keane deal, Camoranesi link, Behrami joins Viola

Hammers near Keane deal.

West Ham United are set to sign Tottenham Hotspur striker Robbie Keane on loan with an option to buy at the end of the season, according to The Daily Mail.

Spurs have been looking to sell the Republic of Ireland international as he has made just seven league appearances for the London side this season and is keen to leave White Hart Lane after losing out in a place in the first-team.

The Hammers will pay £1million to take Keane on loan and will cover the 30-year-old’s £65,000-per-week wages with a view to signing him on a permanent deal at the end of the season for a fee expected to be around £6million.

Behrami joins Viola.

Valon Behrami has made a return to the Italian Serie A after completing his move to Fiorentina for an undisclosed fee.

The 25-year-old spent two and a half years in England after leaving Lazio to join the Hammers for a fee of £5million and the Swiss international made just seven league appearances this season for the east London side.

It is believed that Behrami had been looking for a move away from the Premier League this season as he felt homesick in England.

A statement on the Hammers’ official website said: “The club would like to thank Behrami for his contribution and wish him every success for the future.”

Camoranesi link.

Following Behrami’s exit from Upton Park and West Ham missing out on the signing of El Hadji Diouf, Metro has revealed that the east Londoners are interested in signing former Juventus star Mauro Camoranesi following his departure from Bundesliga side VfB Stuttgart.

The Hammers could be looking to replace Behrami in the midfield and it is believed that the Italian World Cup winner would be a welcome addition, even in a cameo role, to the side which currently sits at the bottom of the Premier League.

The 34-year-old was quick to stress that his departure from the struggling Bundesliga side was down to football reasons: “That is football. Sometimes things happen which you cannot predict. Unfortunately it did not work out on a sporting level but I felt here very much at home.”

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