Aston Villa are confident closing Robbie Keane's loan move from LA Galaxy later today.

The Republic of Ireland international is expected to join the Barclays Premier League side on a two-month loan deal from Los Angeles Galaxy.

The 31-year-old was on the verge of joining Villa from Wolves in 1999, only for a late hitch over the transfer to result in a move to Coventry instead.

Keane could face an instant reunion with Galaxy team-mate Landon Donovan in Saturday's home game with Everton.