THE Los Angeles Galaxy have declined to confirm they are targeting a move for Tottenham's Robbie Keane.
Keane, 31, this week revealed he expects to leave Tottenham before the transfer window closes at the end of August. Widespread reports have claimed the Galaxy want to bring Keane to Major League Soccer, where he could team up with former England captain David Beckham. It would be Keane's second spell overseas as a professional, after a short stint with Inter Milan early in his career.
The Republic of Ireland's all-time record goalscorer began his career with Wolves and has also had spells with Coventry, Leeds, Liverpool and loans with Celtic and West Ham. Asked specifically to comment on the Keane link, Bruce Arena, the LA Galaxy head coach, said: “We are always looking to improve our squad and have contacted or been contacted by a host of players during the current transfer window. “As soon as we have something confirmed in regards to any potential player acquisitions we will alert everyone.”
Speculation grew that Keane was on his way to the MLS when former Newcastle United goalkeeper Shaka Hislop – now working as an analyst with American broadcaster ESPN – went on Twitter to say he had information that the Dubliner was on a flight to LA with a deal agreed.
Another US-based source claimed that the 31-year-old had signed a two-year contract worth $9m over the duration.