Charles N’Zogbia Villa move hits snag

Villa’s pursuit of Charles N’Zogbia hit a potential snag today after speculation that Wigan have rejected a bid for the French winger.

Villa’s pursuit of Charles N’Zogbia hit a potential snag today after speculation that Wigan have rejected a bid for the French winger.

Manager Alex McLeish is keen to bring in the wide man following the departure of Ashley Young to Manchester United and Stewart Downing to Liverpool.

It was reported that Villa have had a fresh £10million offer for N’Zogbia rejected by Wigan, although sources close to the claret and blues maintain that no formal bid has been rejected and negotiations over the fee for the player are still ongoing.

But Villa are putting the finishing touches on the signing of goalkeeper Shay Given from Manchester City, for a fee in the region of £3.5million.

The 35-year-old Republic of Ireland international has agreed personal terms and passed a medical over the weekend, with the formalities set to be completed shortly.

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