Harry Redknapp confirms Robbie Keane can leave Tottenham to join Birmingham City & insists no deal is in pipeline for Newcastle United's Andy Carroll

David Beckham's potential move is too short, admits boss
Harry Redknapp has revealed that Tottenham have come to an agreement with Birmingham City over the sale of Robbie Keane.

The Spurs boss insists that the time is now ripe for the out-of-favour forward to decide whether he would like to remain and fight for his place, or make a move to St Andrew's.

"I think Birmingham have made an offer for Robbie - I'm not sure, around about £7 million or whatever for him - and it's up to Robbie really," Redknapp told Sky Sports News.

"If it's a move he fancies, we wouldn't stand in his way.

"But he's only going to go permanently - he's not going to go on loan anywhere, we're not going to loan him out again, he'd been on loan last year at Celtic.

"Robbie either stays with us and plays for his place or he moves on permanently but he's certainly not up for a loan again.

"It's up to Robbie at the end of the day what he does."

There had been some speculation that the north London club were interested in signing Newcastle United hitman Andy Carroll, but Redknapp has ruled out the possibility of a move taking place.

"I spoke to [Newcastle boss] Alan Pardew when we played them and he's got no intention of selling him in this window or selling him at all he said, so that's a no-goer," said the former Portsmouth manager.

Redknapp also looked ahead to the potential arrival of David Beckham, after Goal.com UK exclusively revealed that LA Galaxy have given the midfielder the green light to make a temporary move to the Premier League.

However, the boss admits that the 35-year-old being available only until March poses a few problems for his side.

"I could see where he could fit in [to the team], I think he would keep the ball great for us and he would give us a little bit of quality within the team at times, a bit of know-how and a bit of leadership when things are going a bit wrong," said the 63-year-old boss.

"But I don't know where that one's at - the chairman's dealing with it and I don't know what the situation is.

"It's such a short-term deal, that's the problem. If it was until the end of the season, it would be great but when you look at it for the short period that it is, it's a difficult one."

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