Doncaster Rovers are swooping for Aston Villa goalkeeper Shay Given.

The Daily Mail says he could be confirmed as a Doncaster player, on a season-long loan, in the next 24 hours.

Continuing the Irish theme, moves are also being made to try and land Villa midfielder Stephen Ireland and veteran centre-back Richard Dunne, a free agent after leaving Villa Park at the end of last season.

A group of Irish investors have made funds available to manager Paul Dickov and that high-profile names will be recruited as a consequence.