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West Ham hopeful of signing Joe Hart in the next few days – report

West Ham United are hoping to complete the signing of Joe Hart in a statement of intent, according to the London Evening Standard.

Joe Hart isn’t a part of Pep Guardiola’s plans for the upcoming season and has been told he won’t be taken on tour of the US after City snapped up a deal for Ederson Moraes.

West Ham boss Slaven Bilic is keen on completing a deal for Joe Hart and remains hopeful of signing him within the next few days. West Ham would rather complete the move on a season-long loan, however Manchester City are pushing for a permanent transfer worth around £20 million.

The report suggests that Bilic would like to get the deal done soon in order to make a ‘significant statement about the club’s ambitions’ as fans put increased pressure on the club to get transfers done.

A host of clubs have been linked with a move for England’s number one this summer, including Manchester United and Chelsea, but such deals were dependent on those sides losing their current number ones. A move to the London Stadium would offer Hart a fresh start and he would be reunited with former City fan favourite Pablo Zabaleta.

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