Redknapp not looking to sell Keane

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Harry Redknapp has claimed has no intentions of selling Robbie Keane in the January transfer window.

Keane is said to have led the Christmas party that incurred his manager’s wrath, but Redknapp decided against stripping the Irishman of the captaincy and says he is still a key member of his squad.

Redknapp said, “Robbie is the captain and that wasn’t going to change. Not a chance and it never, ever entered my mind, I was never going to change it.

“I don’t want to sell Robbie, there’s not too many Robbie Keane’s about in the game. He has entusiasm and knowledge, a lot of things that he brings into the game, so he’s certainly not a player we’d want to lose.

“He’s still a big part, very much so. When we brought him here, it coincided with a terrific run we had last year. He came and gave the place a real lift, and it’s been the same this year.”

Redknapp was coy on rumours that he might need to shake up his strike force, as Craig Bellamy has been linked with Spurs following Mark Hughes dismissal at Manchester City.

“He’s a good player. He belongs to Manchester City, I’m sure they wouldn’t want to sell him. I tried to sign him before he went there.

“It’s like asking me if I’m interested in Wayne rooney, of course I love Wayne Rooney, but I won’t get him will I?”

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