Manchester United make Manchester City outcast a shock summer target – report

Manchester City outcast Joe Hart has been targeted by neighbours Manchester United with Jose Mourinho resigned to losing Sergio Romero, Alan Nixon of The Sun reports.

Nixon, who has a fairly good track record with City stories (including being the first to break the Mahrez interest), claims that Mourinho believes Hart fits the bill to back up David de Gea at Old Trafford.

Hart, 31, has no future at City and although the preference would be to sell to a team outside the top six, an offer from United might tempt City, who want his considerable salary off the books.

City and United rarely do business in the transfer market and in the case of City saying ‘no deal’, Nixon reports that Mourinho also has veterans Craig Gordon and Ben Foster on a short list, with Argentina goalkeeper Romero wanting a move to secure regular football.

Hart has spent the last two seasons out on loan at Torino and West Ham, with Pep Guardiola believing him to be incompatible with his style of play, which requires a sweeper keeper such as Ederson.

Blues bosses are so eager to offload Hart that they are willing to accept as little as £5million for him this summer.

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