Everton leading chase for Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart – talkSPORT sources

Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart is on his way out of the Etihad Stadium, with Everton leading the chase.

According to talkSPORT sources, the Toffees have been monitoring the England number one’s situation for A MONTH, with Pep Guardiola having made his decision that Hart was not in his plans the moment he took over as manager.

The 29-year-old glovesman was dropped by new boss Guardiola for the opening Premier League game against Sunderland last Saturday and didn’t feature again in their Champions League play-off against Steaua Bucharest in Romania on Wednesday.

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Hart joined City from Shrewsbury in 2006 and, following loan spells at Tranmere, Blackpool and Birmingham, has been the main man in goal at the Etihad since displacing Shay Given in 2010.

New Everton manager Ronald Koeman has identified Hart as his top target despite signing experienced keeper Maarten Stekelenburg from Fulham.

It has been reported Hart will only consider a loan move away from City to allow himself time to decide his long-term future, but with Everton now funded by billionaire Farhad Moshiri he could be convinced to make a permanent switch to Goodison Park.

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