Robbie gets green light for loan
ROBBIE Keane has been told he can go out on a two-month loan by his employers LA Galaxy. The 31 year old Irish captain is currently catching the attention of Liverpool, Celtic and Aston Villa who are looking to improve their attacking options.
Tim Leiweke, president of Galaxy owners AEG, confirmed to American media that the MLS club would not stand in his way.
He confirmed that, ultimately, the final decision lay with Ireland's record goal-scorer. "Only if Robbie wants to do it," he said, "And for us, it's an opportunity for Robbie, from a conditioning standpoint, to stay healthy and in shape."
IRISH midfielder Paul Green is urging Derby County not to sell him.
The 28 year old, who has played a number of competitive games for Ireland under Giovanni Trapattoni, is out of contract with Derby County this summer and Rams boss Nigel Clough is anxious to cash-in on the midfielder. "I definitely want to stay. My family is settled here, I'm enjoying my football again and Derby is a great club," he said. "Hopefully we will start talking at some point but at the moment I'm not too sure what's happening."
QPR boss Neil Warnock is understood to have made a £3m bid for Aston Villa centre-half James Collins. The Welsh international has 18 months to run on his current deal at Villa Park and has been in talks with boss Alex McLeish over a new deal but Warnock's offer could test Villa's resolve.
NEWCASTLE have had their £2m offer for Dijon midfielder Benjamin Corgnet turned down. The 24 year old who has netted seven times already this season but Dijon boss Patrice Carteron is anxious to hold on to his prized possession. "Newcastle's offer was very high but we want Benjamin to continue to grow and play a full season in the top flight, and later he will be allowed to leave."