Pep Guardiola will have no problem selling Joe Hart to neighbours Manchester United should an offer arrive from Old Trafford for the England goalkeeper, it is claimed.
The Sunday Express reports what we all know – that Manchester City are having trouble selling 30-year-old Hart with few clubs keen on the combination of his £125,000-a-week wages and a £25million asking price.
United would have no issues financing such a deal and Hart has been reported by a host of journalists to be on their shortlist should David De Gea return to Spain with Real Madrid.
And although talk of De Gea leaving Manchester has cooled recently, it is believed that Real Madrid will eventually test the waters with a bid for United’s number one, who recently sold his Cheshire mansion ahead of a possible move to the Santiago Bernabéu.
Hart will be City’s third-choice goalkeeper if he doesn’t find a new club, behind new boy Ederson Moraes and Claudio Bravo. West Ham and Newcastle are both showing interest, but to seal a move to either club Joe may have to lower his wage demands.
The scenario of Hart swapping City for United remains quite unlikely at this stage, but if De Gea does depart Old Trafford and Hart is still at the Etihad by then, the chances of a rare transfer between City and United will increase.