Hatem Ben Arfa is set for a January move after finding himself unwanted at Newcastle and Hull, his agent has confirmed.
Lucas Silva is unlikely to join Real Madrid in January with the Spanish giants not planning to make any transfers.
The 37-year-old, who has also featured for Newcastle and Sunderland in the north east, will go straight into Boro's squad for the clash with Bolton on Saturday.
The Republic of Ireland international has not featured for Villa since January.
Should he play at the weekend, it would be Given's 600th club game.