Date: 8th January 2009 at 7:10pm
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After admitting he had bid for Craig Bellamy, Scott Parker and Roque Santa Cruz, it seemed strange that Mark Hughes didn`t come clean on the alleged interest in Shay Given. Reports of an £8m bid were widespread as the Citizens attempt to bolster their creaking backline but the former Blackburn boss has kept mum on our number one.

The question has to be asked over where the Given story is coming from – could this be a self started rumour to smoke out bidders?