According to the DailyMail, Manchester City and England number one Joe Hart is attracting the interest of Everton.
The 29-year-old was snubbed for Willy Caballero by new manager Pep Guardiola in the Citizens first match of the season against Sunderland and it is believed the Hart has grown a frustrated figure even if he is willing to fight for his place.
However, Everton that are undergoing a massive transition under Ronald Koeman are hoping to capitalize on the goalkeeper’s situation and lure him to the Goodison Park this summer.
The Toffees pursuit was given a boost as it is believed that Guardiola has already agreed a deal with Barcelona goalkeeper Claudio Bravo who he plan to make number one when he finally completes the deal.
Guardiola is known to love playing out from the back like witnessed at his previous clubs, Bayern Munich and Barcelona where Manuel Neuer and Victor Valdez acted like sweepers and helps build up play from the back. These qualities he doesn’t see in the England man and is willing to listen to offers in the region of £20m for his services.
A little twist may be involved as Chelsea who are interested in Everton forward Romelu Lukaku is set to offer Loic Remy or Asmir Begovic on loan as a makeweight to sign the Belgian.
If the Blues succeed to trade Begovic in the Lukaku deal then Everton’s interest on Hart may be lost but Koeman has told the Toffees board that he will like to keep the striker or an outright sale should be made so the money could be used to get reinforcements before the end of the transfer window.
Hart helped Manchester City win the two Premier League titles, two League Cups and the FA Cup, making 266 top-flight appearances in the process.