Joe Hart left out of Manchester City tour of the US with West Ham and Newcastle interested

Joe Hart will not be part of Manchester City’s tour of America this summer, despite Pep Guardiola’s shortage of available goalkeepers as the Blues begin pre-season.

With Claudio Bravo still on his holidays after playing at the FIFA Confederations Cup, new boy Ederson Moraes and Hart are the only established goalkeepers available. Highly-rated Swiss goalkeeper Aro Muric is trying to overcome an injury and could make the flight to the US, while 19-year-old local boy and City fan, Daniel Grimshaw, is another option.

Despite these issues, the Daily Mail reports that Hart will be left behind as he continues to pursue a permanent move away from City following a season-long loan spell at Roma in Italy.

It has been reported today that West Ham hope to close a deal for Hart in the coming days, while Newcastle have also expressed an interested. Both would prefer loan deals, with City holding out for an £18million fee for England’s number one. Both the club and Hart prefer a clean break as opposed to another loan move, and City have, so far, refused to budge on their demands for Joe.

The 30-year-old is open to another move abroad but his preference is a return to England, and he will skip Man City’s overseas tour to try and secure a move away from the Etihad.

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