Soccer news

Speculation is mounting this afternoon that Robbie Keane will shortly leave Tottenham for Newcastle. It’s understood that Republic of Ireland international Keane, who has been unsettled at White Hart Lane, could be a Magpie before the World Cup qualifier with Israel in two weeks’ time. The Dubliner has been vying for a regular starting position at Martin Jol’s Spurs all season, but has had to battle with Fredi Kanoute, Jermain Defoe, and new signing Mido.