Joe Hart set for Man City farewell as Pep Guardiola closes in on £17m Claudio Bravo deal

Sevilla and Borussia Dortmund have both shown interest and have Champions League to offer but neither can afford the wages, leaving Hart running out of time to find a suitable club.

Guardiola played down suggestions of a rift with Hart after TV pictures showed them having a brief exchange in training. “We spoke about football,” said Guardiola.

“He has a chance to play. I have an excellent relationship with Joe. He is clear with me and me with him.

“I don’t know if this could be his last game. I’ve said many times he’s our player. Until the 31st of this month, all the players here are our players – my players – and I work with them like there is no end. After [the deadline] we will speak about everything.”

Apart from Hart, young striker Kelechi Iheanacho, Fabian Delph, Fernando and Alex Garcia could also start tonight as Guardiola rotates his squad.

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