Shay Given is being blocked from moving away from Manchester City.
The People says Given, 34, is desperate for first-team football and Celtic were keen to take him on a loan deal immediately, leading the hunt ahead of Fulham and Arsenal.
But the SPL giants will have to wait until the next window for Given, whose exit is being blocked by Brian Marwood, the City wheeler-dealer who insists he cannot move anywhere.
Friends of the Irishman say he will 'explode' at the news and cause City the kind of major headaches they suffered from Craig Bellamy and Stephen Ireland.
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