Middlesbrough target Shay Given is expected undergo a medical and discuss personal terms with Premier League side Stoke City, according to Sky Sports transfer centre.
The 39-year-old goalkeeper was supposedly close to joining Boro, but now it looks like the Republic of Ireland international is set to join the Potters after they expressed their late interest.
Aston Villa have all but confirmed the departure of Given after announcing the signing of ex-Norwich City stopper Mark Bunn, as confirmed on FLW.
The move could signal the final stages of the goalkeeper merry-go-round with the likely departure of Stoke keeper Asmir Begovic. The Bosnian international is a reported target of Premier League champions Chelsea, who lost their second-choice stopper Petr Cech to rivals Arsenal earlier in the transfer window.
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