However, Midlands outfit may struggle to offload the shot stopper from their wage bill.
Veteran Aston Villa goalkeeper Shay Given has become the latest player to be made to train with the reserves at Villa Park, according to exclusive reports in the Daily Mail.
The experienced Republic of Ireland international has been deemed surplus to requirements in the Midlands by new Villa head coach Paul Lambert after last season losing his place between the sticks at the club to United States shot-stopper Brad Guzan.
As a result, the 37-year-old ended up featuring in just three matches in all competitions for the struggling Premier League outfit, including only two games in the top flight all campaign long, and now Given has been told by Lambert that he will not be part of his first-team plans next season.
However, the problem for Lambert and the club is that Given still has three years left to run on the big-money contract that he signed when arriving at Villa from Manchester City in July 2011 for £3.5 million on a five-year deal, meaning there are few clubs currently available who can afford the Irishman’s wages.