Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert has rejected a move by Hull City manager Steve Bruce to take Shay Given on loan.

The Tigers' chief is on the look-out for a new keeper and was hoping to strike a deal with the out-of-favour Ireland international, says the Daily Mail.

Bruce had offered Given the chance to play on a regular basis but was unable to cover the whole of the veteran's £3m-a-year salary.

But Lambert said that he was unwilling to allow the 36-year-old out on a temporary basis at the moment.