Manchester City outcast Joe Hart could be set for an immediate return to Italy, with AC Milan said to have the goalkeeper at the top of their list to replace Gianluigi Donnarumma, should the teenager leave the San Siro this summer, according to Tuttosport.
Hart, 30, spent last season on loan at Torino after falling behind Willy Caballero and new arrival Claudio Bravo in the pecking order at the Etihad. Despite Bravo’s difficulties in holding the number one spot under manager Pep Guardiola, there is expected to be no reprieve for Hart and he will be allowed to leave the club on a permanent deal this summer for a fee in the region of £20m.
The Englishman struggled in the Serie A last season and was named in the league’s Worst Team of the Season by Goal. His supposed failure to find top form, however, does not seem to have impacted upon the interest in recruiting him.
Cross-city rivals Manchester United, as well as the likes of Chelsea and Roma, have been linked with a move for England’s number one. Hart has already confirmed that he will not return to Torino next term.