Given`s transfer request in - smoothing the way?
It looks like the impasse over Shay Given`s move to Man City could be over after the club saw the need to pay out Shay`s contract sorted with his transfer request. This should save Ashley a significant wedge, enabling him to take the lower offer for the player. Despite the fee not being agreed yet, this latest move should ensure negotiations are a lot easier. The player is currently speaking to City`s top brass.