A selection of stories in the media involving Aston Villa in the last 24 hours…
The left-back has been linked for a number of weeks and it appears the formalities now remain before a £9 million deal is completed.
The American stopper is currently with his national team at the Gold Cup and will wait until returning to Villa to sort out his future.
“What [Given's departure] means for me, I don't know. I'll worry about that when I get to England,” said the 30-year old.
The Championship club are said to be undeterred by Premier League interest in the 21-year old and will go all out as they look for a return to the top flight.
Meanwhile, Tim Sherwood gave his take on why Christian Benteke will not be going to Liverpool this summer – citing the abundance of forwards already at the club, in quotes published by the Daily Mail.
"I think Liverpool have shown an interest but there’s not been a bid worth considering," said Sherwood.
"They’ve got six or seven strikers themselves at the moment - they’ ve just taken two new ones in as well!”
Finally, Barnsley starlet Mason Holgate who had been set for a £1 million move to Villa Park is now reportedly training with Manchester United.
The Red Devils have taken the promising right-back on trial, as reported in The Sun, and have all but ended Villa’s hopes of completing a deal.