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Keane rules out Premier League loan

January 5, 2013
By ESPN staff

Robbie Keane has ruled out a loan return to the Premier League after revealing he has signed a new contract at Los Angeles Galaxy.

Robbie Keane
PA PhotosRobbie Keane represented Ireland at Euro 2012

Keane spent six weeks of last season on loan at Aston Villa and indicated towards the end of last year that he would consider a similar spell in a bid to keep sharp for international duty with Republic of Ireland.

Queens Park Rangers had been linked with a bid for Keane, but the forward has dashed any hopes of a return to the Premier League by claiming his body needs a break.

"It's been a long season, with the Euros and what have you," Keane told Sky Sports. "I've a few little niggles that need to be sorted out so I don't think at this moment in time it would be right for me to go anywhere."

On his situation at LA Galaxy, Keane added: "I had another year left and they offered me a new contract at the end of last season. I've just signed a new two-year contract."