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West Ham United preparing summer offer for Manchester City's Joe Hart - Report

Hart to the Hammers?

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Joe Hart will not return to Manchester City next season. This is a given. Claudio Bravo has been very bad, but Hart won't be the number one goalkeeper once he's back from his loan at Torino. Not a chance. Pep Guardiola has made up his mind seven months ago and it'd be a miracle if he changed his idea about this.

But there's a big chance Hart stays in the Premier League after the end of his loan spell. That's because West Ham United are looking to sign the England international, according to Sky Sources (!!!!). Sky's sources have been wrong in the past, but they're a little more reliable outlet than, say, The Sun.

And if we think about it, this actually makes a little bit of sense. West Ham don't have a reliable starting goalkeeper, with Adrián and Darren Randolph constantly rotating in goal whenever Slaven Bilic feels necessary. Hart would obviously be a major upgrade in that position, and would walk straight into the starting eleven of about 90% of all Premier League teams, including West Ham.

Signing Hart won't be a cheap deal, but the Hammers are likely to have good money to spend now that they've just sold Dimitri Payet to Olympique Marseille on a £25 million deal. Hart will go for about £20 million, so West Ham would have that cost covered with the Payet sale.

It's quite difficult to imagine Joe Hart with another Premier League team's shirt, but that's probably happening last season. If it's not West Ham, a lot of clubs will be chasing his signature.