Liverpool and Manchester United still chasing Ajax’s Eriksen, while Hull close in on Aston Villa’s Given and Chelsea want Jovetic

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THE future of ex-Newcastle United goalkeeper Shay Given could be resolved soon, while Liverpool and Manchester United look set to miss out on Ajax star Christian Eriksen.

Reports today suggest that English football’s two most successful clubs will lose the race for the 21-year-old Danish midfielder as he nears a £10m move to Borussia Dortmund.

Beaten Champions League finalists Dortmund see Eriksen as a replacement for Bayern Munich-bound Mariuo Gotze, according to talkSPORT.

Meanwhile, former Sunderland boss Steve Bruce could move for 37-year-old Aston Villa goalkeeper Shay Given, who is available for £1m.

The Daily Mirror reports Hull’s interest in the shot-stopper who made only nine appearances this season.

Other transfer stories:

Real Madrid are ready to make Cristiano Ronaldo, 28, the best-paid player in the world in order to keep him away from a return to Manchester United. Full story: Metro

Crystal Palace and West Ham are vying to sign Barcelona defender Marc Bartra, 22, on loan. Full story: talkSPORT

Real Madrid are confident they will win the battle for winger Gareth Bale, 23, and have set a 15 June deadline for the deal to be done with Tottenham. Full story: Daily Star

Chelsea are ready to go head-to-head with Arsenal for Fiorentina’s £25m-rated striker Stefan Jovetic, 23. Full story: Daily Express

Carlos Tevez, 29, is waiting to discover if Manchester City will offer him a new deal, with his current contract expiring next summer. Full story: The Guardian

Tottenham are looking at a new £30m strikeforce of Barcelona’s David Villa, 31, and Internacional’s Leandro Damiao, 23, to fire them into the top four. Full story: The Sun