Sunderland linked with move for City outcast Hart

Date published: Monday 29th August 2016 11:14

Joe Hart: Heading for City exit

Joe Hart: Heading for City exit

Sunderland are interested in bringing in Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart on loan, but the deal would be complicated according to reports.

Sky Sports state that while the Wearsiders do have interest in a potential deal, it would require City to subsidise part of Hart’s wages, as well as the player himself wanting a move.

The report suggests that the 29-year-old would prefer a move to a club in the Champions League, but is keen on leaving after slipping down the pecking order.

Having lost his spot in the starting line-up to Willy Caballero, Hart is now third choice ‘keeper after Claudio Bravo arrived from Barcelona.

Torino director Gianluca Petrachi confirmed they are in talks for Joe Hart, with AC Milan another Italian team linked.

“The goalkeeper is an idea we wanted to follow. If it’s Hart, then good, otherwise we will certainly be doing something on the market for that role,” Petrachi told Sky Sport Italia.

Joe Hart, who has been at City for over a decade, admitted that his future was being talked about after their 1-0 win over Steaua Bucaresti in the Champions League qualifier second leg.

“It’s a situation. We’ve got a top manager that the club’s wanted for a long, long time and he’s going to have his opinion on things.

“Outside of the charade and all the rubbish that is talked we are dealing with it like men and we are going to come up with a solution.”

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