Sky: Joe Hart nears Man City exit as he arrives for medical ahead of loan move
By Alex Taylor
Joe Hart is due to arrive at Torino’s training ground at 2pm on Tuesday afternoon to complete a loan deal, according to Sky Sports.
England’s number one goalkeeper will leave the Etihad after agreeing to leave Manchester City on a season-long loan.
Sky Sports reported the news via their Twitter account on Tuesday morning.
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According to Sky, Hart met up with the England squad at St George’s Park on Monday as planned but the FA has confirmed that he has been given permission to leave the camp.
Hart’s agent Jonathan Barnett was quoted by Sky, via www.tuttosport.com, as saying, “Yes, Joe Hart will play with Torino. It’s done. The player said yes to the club and also Manchester City have given the green light. It is all true. Tomorrow [Tuesday] Hart will have a medical in Turin.”
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The Sun claimed that Everton had lined up the axed goalkeeper after he was told by the Manchester outfit to find a new team.
However, it was subsequently reported that the Merseysiders had taken a step back in their interest in the England international due to the cost of the deal and the impressive form of Maarten Stekelenburg.
It has been widely reported in recent weeks that Hart, who was selected to start City’s 1-0 Champions League play-off second leg win over Steaua Bucharest on Wednesday night, would leave either on loan or in a permanent deal.
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, Leicester have had a £25million bid for Islam Slimani rejected by Sporting Lisbon.