Last Updated: Sun, 28 Jul 2013 14:29
Doncaster Rovers boss Paul Dickov is still hopeful of signing Shay Given from Aston Villa but ruled out a move for Stephen Ireland.
Both Given and Ireland have been told by Villa boss Paul Lambert that they have no future at the club and can move on this summer.
Keeper Given was thought to be close to joining Championship side Doncaster for the new season but no deal has yet been agreed as the Yorkshire club are in the middle of a takeover at the moment and all transfer activity has been temporarily put on hold.
Dickov confirmed Rovers made an enquiry to take Given, 37, on loan earlier this month but is unsure if the move will come off.
"We did make an enquiry to take Shay on loan a couple of weeks ago," he said.
It is unclear if the former Newcastle stopper wants to drop down to the second tier in England and had been linked with a move back to his first club, Celtic, earlier in the summer.
Ireland, meanwhile, has also been mentioned as a Doncaster target but Dickov insisted he has no interest in the midfielder.
"People are putting two and two together, possibly with Stephen being a friend of mine," he said.
"'But there's been no approach made for him."
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