Liverpool manager admits to Keane interest

Liverpool manager Rafael Benitez has confirmed his interest in Spurs striker Robbie Keane after ruling out a move for Spanish international David Villa.

Benitez told his club’s official website: “I said the other day that Villa is one of the names we had on our list, but I can say at this moment that it is not an option for us.

“We know Villa is a very good player, we know the price and we know the players we have, so when you consider everything we decided he was one of the names, but at this moment, not our target.

“Keane is one of the other names and, okay, we are working on other names. We were in contact and we will see now.”