By Will Butcher
Everton fans have taken to Twitter after manager Ronald Koeman ruled out a move for Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart.
However, the former Southampton boss revealed to Sky Sports on Thursday afternoon that the Merseyside club have “no interest” in the 29-year-old, despite widespread speculation that he could move to Goodison Park this summer.
BREAKING: Everton manager Ronald Koeman says he has "no interest" in Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart. #SSNHQ
— Sky Sports News HQ (@SkySportsNewsHQ) August 25, 2016
Hart may have played his last game for Pep Guardiola’s side, after making his first appearance of the season on Wednesday night against Steaua Bucharest.
Everton fans have expressed their dismay at the news, with many believing Hart would have been a brilliant signing.
Can't believe we're showing no interest for Hart
— John Williams (@WillooEFC) August 25, 2016
Joe hart would be a big upgrade on the two we have yet koeman says no interest hope he has a keeper lined up before window closes so #EFC
— Chris lyons (@clyons77) August 25, 2016
— Matt Dettmer (@dettmer93) August 25, 2016
— Sam McKee (@SamMcKeee) August 25, 2016
Absolutely depressing listening to this press conference gutted we aren't in for joe hart
— Ian (@Ian_efc1878) August 25, 2016
Sevilla apparently ruling themselves out of Hart now too. Them and us playing hard ball? Wages too high? Poker face? #EFC
— Robi Buckley (@robibuckley) August 25, 2016
Heard yer da is asking for a refund in Everton 2 on his goalie top for getting Hart on the back complete with Premier League badges. #EFC
— David Downie (@daviddownie17) August 25, 2016
One Everton fan believes that Koeman’s mind may have been changed after new signing Maarten Stekelenburg produced a fine display against Tottenham.
— Spit In The Hole (@SpitInTheHole) August 25, 2016
The England number one endured a difficult Euro 2016 campaign and made some costly mistakes as the nation were dumped out by minnows Iceland in the last 16.
Hart joined City from Shrewsbury in 2006 and has been a mainstay of the Premier League team during the Abu Dhabi era.
In other Everton transfer news, this midfielder has agreed three-year terms after talks with the Toffees.