"But why get rid of a top class player? We're looking to bring them in to play alongside the ones we've already got."
Steve Harper is pushing Given hard and Keegan feels The Magpies are well stocked in the keeping department.
"We have got top class goalkeepers and, as a pair, I'd say Shay and Harps are up there with the best of them in The Premier League," he added.
"Shay has come back in excellent shape. He started training just as everybody else was finishing and was just about fit to play in the last game of the season.