West Ham agree salary with Keane

  • Harry Harris, Football Correspondent
  • December 30, 2010
West Ham have agreed weekly wages of 65,000 with Robbie Keane, but their bid to sign the striker is stalling due to negotiations with Tottenham over a loan fee. • McCarthy confirms Keane interest
• Hammers target Keane
• City struggle to shift fringe players
• On The Move: December 30 Keane, who has made just two Premier League starts this season without scoring a goal, has been targeted by the Hammers as they seek to escape the relegation zone and the club have agreed to pay his wage demands in full. That puts the East London club in pole position to recruit Republic of Ireland's all-time record goalscorer, as former club Wolves and fellow Midlands side Birmingham City may struggle to match his salary. However, Tottenham are demanding a fee to loan the striker to West Ham for six months and at present the two clubs have not reached agreement. Spurs are also seeking 6 million if West Ham want to sign Keane on a permanent basis in future. West Ham had also sought to sign Wayne Bridge and Shaun Wright-Phillips on loan from Manchester City but were unable to come to an agreement over wage contribution. The Hammers were ready to pay Bridge a weekly wage of 65,000 but City wanted the club to contribute the entire 90,000.

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