MANCHESTER CITY stopper Joe Hart is reportedly open to a move to rivals Manchester United in the summer transfer window.
The England No1, 30, has spent the season on loan at Torino after Pep Guardiola made it clear he was surplus to requirements at the Etihad.
Now Hart – who is set to return to Manchester next month – is eyeing up a move to Old Trafford, as he wants to stay in the North-West, but will only join if David De Gea leaves the club, with Real Madrid set to swoop once more.
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The move would prove to be a remarkable one, after Sir Alex Ferguson missed out on signing the then-Shrewsbury stopper for United at just £100,000.
The snub remains one of Fergie’s biggest regrets, calling Hart: “The best English goalkeeper of the last 20 years.”
Hart joined City back in 2006, spending over a decade in the blue half of Manchester.
The stunning switch would be one of very few to cross the border of the city.
Even the moves of Carlos Tevez and Owen Hargreaves happened outside of contract – while Hart’s would not.
A host of clubs have been interested in the England man, with Liverpool another reportedly aiming to sign the goalkeeper.
Fellow Merseysiders Everton are also hoping to land the former Shrewsbury man in the summer.
A move to any of the sides would be beneficial for Hart and his family – wife Kimberley and two-year-old son Harlow – as they wouldn’t need to relocate.
However, it’s expected Hart would be valued at £15million by Man City – who quoted that figure to loan club Torino earlier this term.
Even if Guardiola decides Hart is the man for him – after a poor season from Claudio Bravo – the English ace is still set to leave.
The two-time Premier League title winner is reportedly still upset by his treatment when the former Barcelona and Bayern Munich boss joined the club.
With his future almost certain to be away from the Etihad, the only question that remains now is where will Hart end up?