Friday 23 February 2018

Bolton express Keane interest

Bolton are reportedly considering an offer for Ireland's record-scoring striker Robbie Keane.

The out-of-favour Tottenham player who has one year left on his current deal, has admitted he expects to be surplus to requirements at White Hart Lane this summer.

Keane has fallen well down the pecking order under Spurs manager Harry Redknapp since he was re-signed from Liverpool in February 2009.

Spurs could now be ready to offer Keane as a makeweight in any possible deal to bring in-demand Bolton centre-back Gary Cahill to North London.

Adebayor longs for Real switch

Emmanuel Adebayor insists he is ready to wait until the end of the summer transfer window to try and seal a permanent move to Real Madrid.

Adebayor joined Madrid on loan from Manchester City in January and has made no secret of his desire to become a permanent part of Jose Mourinho's squad.

No deal has yet been forthcoming, but Adebayor is happy to bide his time if it means he can seal a move to the Bernabeu.

"I have it clear that I want to play for Madrid and I will wait until the last day. I will wait for them until the last day at 11 at night," he said.

"If then Madrid have decided not to buy me, I will search for another team. For me, Madrid are everything. I love the club."

Lennon content despite defeat

Celtic manager Neil Lennon hailed his team's "remarkable" performance despite their 1-0 defeat by Central Coast Mariners yesterday.

Celtic struggled to create clear chances in the opening encounter of their pre-season tour of Australia before falling to an 86th-minute goal from Troy Hearfield after Joe Ledley failed to clear.

However, Lennon was satisfied with the way his side dominated possession in the ANZ Stadium in Sydney following their long journey earlier in the week.

"It was a remarkable performance when you consider the week they've been through," he said.

"They've been travelling all the way over on Tuesday and Wednesday and then had one day's training. Overall I'm delighted."

Hodgson praises exiting Carson

Goalkeeper Scott Carson wrapped up his move from West Brom to Turkish top-flight club Bursaspor for an undisclosed transfer fee yesterday.

"He has been a good servant to the club and I would like to wish him all the best for the future as he looks to broaden his experience by playing in a foreign country," West Brom's manager Roy Hodgson said.

Carson, 25, made 118 appearances in three years with the Premier League club. He has played three times for England, his most recent appearance coming in 2008.

Bursaspor finished third in the Turkish league last season, 21 points adrift of champions Fenerbahce.

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