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Robbie Keane scares away West Ham with massive demands

Ireland skipper favours a move to Aston Villa.

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IRELAND SKIPPER ROBBIE Keane’s move to West Ham United has collapsed after the Tottenham Hotspur striker is understood to have asked for a £1 million bonus should he help the Premier League’s bottom club avoid relegation.

West Ham would also have had to pay Keane’s £65,000-a-week wages for an initial six-month loan deal before comfirming a £6 million fee.

As several newspapers report this monring, effectively it would mean they’d have had to have paid £8 million for the Tallaght man in fees and bonuses in addition to a contract that would have amounted to £11.8 million over 3½ years.

So £20m for an off-form, 30-year-old Keane? Not even Gold and Sullivan are going agree to that deal.

Everton meanwhile, are favourites to land Aston Villa flop Stephen Ireland – because he doesn’t want to leave his luxury home.

The Daily Mail reports:

Ireland continues to make the daily 148 mile round trip from his luxury home in Prestbury, Cheshire, to Birmingham after refusing to move out the in the summer.

The tiny village also houses Wayne Rooney, Carlos Tevez, Owen Hargreaves and Robbie Savage – and Ireland remains hugely reluctant to move out.

It is a nice gaf.

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