Joe Hart set for Manchester City exit, talks with Sevilla continue

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Joe Hart, Manchester City

Joe Hart, 29, is set to call time on his Manchester City career and leave the Etihad this summer.

The England goalkeeper was relegated to the bench once again during last night’s 5 – 0 win over Steaua Bucharest in a clear message from Pep Guardiola that he has no part in his plans.

City are waiting on the arrival of Claudio Bravo, 33, in Manchester this week for talks and a medical ahead of a £14.5m move from Barcelona. The Chilean is expected to take over as first-choice goalkeeper from veteran Argentinean Willy Caballero, 34, after the international break.

Previously only interested in a permanent move, Hart is willing to consider a loan move with the end of the transfer window approaching.

Hart has attracted the attention of Sevilla and Borussia Dortmund, as well as Everton should he prefer to stay in the Premier League but is under pressure to find a new club to further his international ambitions.

Sam Allardyce has made it clear that Hart has to be playing regular first team football to be considered England’s number one. Fraser Forster and Jack Butland are both vying to take over if he fails to impress the new England boss.

A disastrous Euro 2016 tournament left Hart’s reputation in tatters with Guardiola’s decision to drop him further dulling his sheen.

 

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