£6m Keane set for St Andrew's

Robbie Keane could become the second Tottenham Hotspur player to move to Birmingham City in the transfer window after the two clubs agreed a £6m fee yesterday.

If he agrees personal terms the Irishman will join David Bentley, who signed on loan on Wednesday, in a deal that involves Birmingham paying an initial £4m that could rise by another £2m with add-ons and clauses.

But any potential deal is still in its infancy as Keane is yet to discuss personal terms with the Midlands club. Keane returned to Spurs in the summer after a successful loan spell at Celtic, scoring 16 goals in 19 games, but has struggled this season only scoring once in their Carling Cup defeat to Arsenal.

The Birmingham City manager, Alex McLeish, is keen on strengthening his strike force as his side are the second-lowest scoring team, behind Wigan Athletic, in the Premier League with only 20 goals in 20 league games this season.