Given moves a step closer to Manchester City

Newcastle have given goalkeeper Shay Given permission to talk to Manchester City.

Newcastle have given goalkeeper Shay Given permission to talk to Manchester City.

Although a fee has yet to be agreed for the Republic of Ireland international, he appears to be closing in on a move to the Eastlands club.

City have already had one bid for the Toon stopper of £5m rejected by Newcastle as derisory.

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