BBC journalist: Premier League winner weighs up loan move, Everton keen on deal
By Dominic Toner
Everton target Joe Hart is considering a loan move away from Manchester City, according to a reliable journalist.
BBC Sport correspondent David Ornstein reported on BBC’s Sportsday feature (10.05am) on Wednesday that Hart does not want to commit to a permanent move with just two weeks left in the transfer window.
It is said that Everton and Spanish side Sevilla are interested in signing the 29-year-old goalkeeper.
This comes after Sky Sports reported on Tuesday evening that the England international will leave City before the transfer window shuts after being dropped for the club’s opening two matches of the season.
The Mirror claimed on Monday that Everton are keen to sign Hart and make him their first-choice despite new signing Maarteen Stekelenburg impressing in goal during his debut against Tottenham.
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With just two weeks left before the window shuts on 31 August, it appears that Hart may have played his final game for the club he been at for the last 10 years.
The Mirror claim Barcelona goalkeeper Claudio Bravo, 33, will travel to England this week to finalise a transfer to City after agreeing personal terms the Premier League club.
Pep Guardiola has preferred veteran Willy Caballero in goal for his new look City side and Hart could now be given the opportunity to restart his career at Everton.
The England number one endured a difficult Euro 2016 campaign with 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.
He is a firm favourite with City supporters for his leadership and commitment, and was a key player in the side that won Premier League titles in 2012 and 2014.
Ronald Koeman would be inheriting a highly experienced goalkeeper in Hart who will be keen to show he can still play at the highest level.
In other Everton transfer news, they are set to announce a new man after Steve Walsh’s recommendation.