Newcastle still waiting for official offers for Shay Given and Charles N'Zogbia

01 February 2009 11:28
According to reports, the 32-year-old Republic of Ireland international has been in the north-west undergoing a medical, but after their home derby against Sunderland Kinnear admitted the deal may not go through.

"There's haggling going on at the moment. We're still waiting to hear the fee," he told Sky Sports.

"We haven't received an official offer for Shay (Given) and we're still waiting for Charles (N'Zogbia)."

Following a fall out with his manager, Frenchman N'Zogbia is reportedly set for a move to Wigan with Ryan Taylor coming in the opposite direction.

Kinnear insisted that despite there being just a matter of hours remaining in the transfer window he hopes something can be done to accelerate the deals so he can concentrate on his pursuit of replacements.

"The chairman is speaking to their representatives, so hopefully something can be done so that we can move on and get two more decent players into the club," he added.

"I'm confident that we'll get those. But I'm not sure about the outgoing deals at the moment."

Last week Newcastle granted Given permission to talk with City, and on the understanding that personal terms had been agreed the club made moves to secure the services of their number two Steve Harper, who has since signed a new three-year contract.

Meanwhile, following the arrival of Kevin Nolan for £4 million from Bolton last week, Kinnear has said the club failed in their attempts to land Liverpool defender Sami Hyppia.

In an attempt to add some experience to his back line he said: "I tried for one centre-half, but got knocked back. Liverpool weren't prepared to let Hyypia out.

"I want to get somebody with experience because of the position we are in. We have a very young back four and I just want somebody who is a good organiser."

Source: Telegraph