Rumours of Liverpool moving for Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart this summer have been dismissed as false.
Sky Sports correspondent Kaveh Solhekol revealed on Twitter on Wednesday that a deal between Manchester City and Liverpool for the England goalkeeper are incorrect, with his source claiming that Hart is “not, hasn’t been at any point and won’t be in future [a] Liverpool transfer target”.
Joe Hart heading back to PL but unlikely to be Liverpool. Told he’s not, hasn’t been at any point & won’t be in future LFC transfer target
— Kaveh Solhekol (@SkyKaveh) April 19, 2017
This is following reports claiming that Jurgen Klopp was ready to move forward with a move for the current Torino loanee.
Hart has been linked with various clubs in the Premier League, Liverpool being one of the front runners. The English stopper is still regarded as one of the best in the league despite massively falling down the pecking order at his parent club.
Hart hasn’t endured the most impressive season in Turin either. His team are currently ninth in the table, and has kept only five clean sheets in 30 appearances in Serie A this season, conceding 49 goals.
Clubs will still be queuing up for his signature come summer though, with Hart still retaining his place as England’s number one goalkeeper.
One factor that may inhibit clubs’ ability to sign the former Shrewsbury man may be his reported £140,000-a-week wage; with only the top teams being able to afford such expenses.
However, with only one season left on his current City contract, any potential suitors might be able to drive down his transfer fee in hope that the Citizens would sell him on the cheap out of fear of losing him for nothing only a year later.
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