Given will not go cheap - Mancini

21 September 2010 03:30
Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini has warned any potential suitors they will not get Shay Given on the cheap. Given is set to make his first appearance of the season in Wednesday's Carling Cup tie at West Brom, just three days after Mancini confirmed he could leave City in January. The Republic of Ireland star has lost out to Joe Hart in the battle for City's number-one jersey this season and, although he remained at Eastlands during the last days of the transfer window, is likely to seek a new club as soon as possible. "Shay is an important player and he will cost someone a lot of money," said the City boss. "I said Shay could leave the club if he wants and we have a good option but if he stayed it would be OK for me."

Source: PA