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Blues End Interest In Robbie Keane

Birmingham City now have no interest in taking the pursuit of Tottenham`s Robbie Keane any further.

Interest was ended today after a meeting between Alex McLeish and Peter Pannu today.
Blues were willing to pay the £6 million asking price for the Republic of Ireland captain, but talks over the player`s personal terms were unsuccessful.

Peter Pannu said in a statement: 'I met with Alex and Paul today to discuss some new targets - names that we will not be mentioning at this moment in time - as we have decided that the signing of Keane would not be in the best financial interests of the club.'

'Everyone knows he is a tremendous player but having considered the overall package (one which certainly wasn`t unfair on the part of his representatives to ask for given his talent and experience), Keane`s age and the length of contract we felt that financially he wasn`t the best option available.

'This is unfortunate because Keane is a class act but supporters can rest assured we are considering other options and will pursue them where financially viable.'



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Writer: Foxxy Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday January 17 2011

Time: 5:10PM

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Think you had a lucky escape from the greedy little............
Windlespur
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17/01/2011 17:37:00

To be honest, I think Keane deliberately ruined this move with is ridiculous wage demands, he is most likely looking to stay in London so expect a bid from Fulham, but if he had some sense he would of signed for Birmingham who seem to have a solid financial grounding and a manager who seems to instill confidence in players who people might see as past it, for example, Stephen Carr has been in good form under McLeish.
kanchelskis
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17/01/2011 18:27:00

Blessing in disguise for you .He`s woeful now & like windle says " you had a lucky escape "
big cockeral
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17/01/2011 18:27:00

Birmingham City were facing a bill of £20 million for Tottenham striker Robbie Keane before pulling out..... The Daily Star says Brum ditched Keane after the deal hit a staggering £20m Blues boss Alex McLeish was keen to get his hands on the Republic of Ireland striker after a £6m fee was agreed with Tottenham. ....... But privately, Brum were stunned by the astonishing package it would have taken to bring the 30-year-old to St Andrew’s. ..... Spurs wanted an additional £1m if Birmingham avoided relegation and Keane himself wanted £70,000 a week and a three-and-half-year deal. The striker’s salary alone would have worked out at just over £11m.
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