Joe Jordan expects strike duo to stay at Spurs

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Peter Crouch will not be leaving Tottenham Hotspur this month, according to assistant manager Joe Jordan.

The 29-year-old England international has been linked with a host of clubs this summer, although recent rumours suggest a return to Liverpool is the most likely outcome.

Everton have also been linked with the much-travelled forward, who numbers Portsmouth, Aston Villa and Southampton among his former clubs, but Jordan told ESPN Sport:"I don't think we'll let him go too easily.

"We had a lot of competition when we brought Peter in and he's done very, very well. He's a player that's proved himself at Tottenham."

Jordan also expects Robbie Keane to stay at White Hart Lane even though the Republic of Ireland international was sent out on loan to Celtic in the second half of last season.

"He's been our best player pre-season and scored two at the weekend," added Jordan."Robbie's come back in good nick, has trained well and has played terrific.

"When we took over under Harry Redknapp, Spurs were in big trouble. We had two points from eight games and he made a number of signings. He brought Robbie back and Robbie was a fantastic signing, and we stayed up.

"We've built from that and he's been part of that. He's been so important, not just on the field but in the dressing room as well. He's been a big player for us."

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