Middlesbrough, Villa battle for Spurs keeper Robinson

Middlesbrough are ready to pounce for unwanted Tottenham goalkeeper Paul Robinson.

The News of the World says Boro are resigned to losing Aussie keeper Mark Schwarzer, 35, at the end of his contract in June, with Fiorentina and Celtic leading the chase.

Boss Gareth Southgate is unconcerned and hopes to persuade Robinson to turn down other clubs, including Aston Villa.

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