Hart to Anfield unlikely

Liverpool are being linked with a shock bid for Man City keeper Joe Hart but the England man is unlikely to make a move to Anfield.

Liverpool: Hart to Anfield unlikelyLiverpool: Hart to Anfield unlikely

Hart’s future at City is looking bleak after new boss Pep Guardiola opted to select Willy Caballero ahead of him against both Sunderland on the opening day of the Premier League season and against Steaua Bucharest in Tuesday’s Champions League play-off game.

There are widespread reports Barcelona keeper Claudio Bravo is on his way to City and, if that deal goes through, Hart is expected to accept his career at the Etihad is over and will look for a move away.

Liverpool have subsequently been linked with the keeper but local rivals Everton are the favourites with most bookmakers to sign him with a loan or permanent deal possible, although the Blues also face competition from Spanish side Sevilla.

The 29-year-old, who has played over 300 games for City since joining from Shrewsbury in 2006, still has three years left on his current contract but, with Guardiola seemingly not a fan, it is thought he could be allowed to move on for around £15million.

However, at this stage Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is not thought to be looking to sign the experienced keeper as he’s happy with Simon Mignolet and summer signing Loris Karius – although he’s currently out injured – as his first-team options, while he also has veteran former Arsenal stopper Alex Manninger on board as back-up.

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