Besiktas launch late bid for Keane
Published 12:19 31/08/10 By MirorFootball
Turkish club Besiktas have launched a late bid to sign striker Robbie Keane on loan from Tottenham Hotspur, according to reports.
After failing with an optimistic attempt to sign Robinho from Manchester City earlier this month, Besiktas have turned their attentions to Keane in the hope that the lure of regular football will be enough to tempt the Irishman to the Super Lig.
The club have already boosted their profile with the signings of Guti from Real Madrid and Ricardo Quaresma from Inter Milan.
Keane has fallen own the pecking order at Spurs behind Jermain Defoe, Peter Crouch and Roman Pavlyuchenko.
The Republic of Ireland captain was loaned to Celtic for the second half of last season and he has been repeatedly linked with a move away from White Hart Lane.