Villa face striker deal woe

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West Ham have reportedly jumped ahead of Aston Villa for Tottenham's out of favour striker Robbie Keane and may land him on loan.

Aston Villa: Villa face striker deal woe

The Hammers are ready to offer the Republic of Ireland international a loan deal until the end of the current season followed by a three-year contract if he is successful in helping them avoid the dreaded drop.

The news follows on from earlier reports in which it looked like a tug-o-war was set to develop between Villa and rivals Birmingham for the much-travelled 30-year-old striker.
However the Hammers, Keane's former club Wolves and Everton are all vying for the player's signature when the New Year window opens in 11 days' time.