Manchester City will block the attempts of Liverpool, Chelsea and Arsenal to sign on-loan goalkeeper Joe Hart in the summer, as per reports.
According to reports from ClubCall, Manchester City will not allow Joe Hart, who is currently on loan at Torino, to join a direct Premier League rival. This comes amid reports of Arsenal, Chelsea and Liverpool all being interested in signing Hart.
Joe Hart’s Manchester City career seems to be coming to an end soon and it has been a career in which he has seen the highest of highs and the lowest of lows.
Hart has lifted the Premier League and the League Cup with City and has won several individual awards as well, but the start of the season also saw him fall down the pecking order to being the third choice at the Etihad.
As a result, he has been sent on loan to Torino where the England international has been able to establish himself as the first choice goalkeeper. And while numbers don’t make for a particularly good reading, with Hart keeping just 5 clean sheets in Serie A, he has made some world class saves in clutch moments.
There have been calls for Pep Guardiola to call Hart back into the City squad with Claudio Bravo’s underwhelming performances between the sticks. But if reports are to believed, it looks highly unlikely that the Englishman will play another competitive game for the Citizens.
Arsenal, Chelsea and Liverpool are all scouting for goalkeepers in the market currently, and with Hart possibly not returning to City, the three Premier League heavyweights have turned their sights towards the England international.
Arsenal are eyeing a goalkeeper thanks to the underwhelming displays by Petr Cech of late, while Chelsea are keeping one eye on Thibaut Courtois’ situation, with the Belgian pushing for a move to Real Madrid. Meanwhile, Loris Karius and Simon Mignolet have been highly inconsistent, as a result of which, they are also in the market for a goalkeeper.
However, as per the report, Manchester City will not let Hart join a direct rival within the Premier League, and the club is open to their former number one moving permanently to the Serie A on a cut-price £15 million deal.
Hart has reportedly held talks with AC Milan, while Torino are interested in securing his services permanently as well. It now remains to be seen if he indeed extends his stay in Italy and where his destination next season lies.