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Given undergoes medical at Manchester City

Shay Given is reported to be undergoing a medical at Eastlands today ahead of an £8m switch from Newcastle to Manchester City. The Republic of Ireland goalkeeper is believed to have already agreed personal terms with the Premier League's big spenders.

Newcastle seem resigned to losing the club's most senior player with reserve keeper Steve Harper signing a new three-year deal with the Magpies last week. Given will join new signings Craig Bellamy, Nigel De Jong and Wayne Bridge as City attempt to avoid the drop and hope for a UEFA Cup place.

The arrival of Given calls into question the future of England Under-21 keeper Joe Hart at the club. Despite talking up the importance of bringing through youth team players at Eastlands, City's new owners seem to be more interested in flashing their cash.

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