£150,000-a-week international willing to take huge pay cut to sign for Liverpool - report
By Harvey Byrne
Joe Hart is willing to take a huge pay cut to tempt Liverpool to bid for him, according to a report.
The Sun claims that the England international, 29, is eager to quit Manchester City this summer and join up with the Anfield club.
However, Jurgen Klopp has so far not shown any interest in wanting the Etihad shot stopper, despite Mark Lawrenson urging the German manager to make a move for the experienced goalkeeper in the final week of the transfer window.
The former Borussia Dortmund boss already has Simon Mignolet at the club, while he has also brought in goalkeeper duo Loris Karius and Alex Manninger this summer with Karius set to be the new number one after he returns from a broken hand injury.
Hart is on £150,000-a-week at cash-rich City and Liverpool’s Merseyside rivals, Everton have revealed that they are not interested in the goalkeeper.
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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.
He has also been left on the bench in each of Manchester City’s Premier League matches under Pep Guardiola.
The goalkeeper started in Wednesday’s clash against Steaua Bucharest, but it is expected to be his final game for the club.
Hart joined City from Shrewsbury in 2006 and has been a mainstay of the Premier League team during the Abu Dhabi era.
Manchester City completed the signing of goalkeeper Claudio Bravo earlier in the week, leaving Hart low in the pecking order behind the new arrival and Willy Caballero.
In other Liverpool transfer news, defender Sam Hart has joined Port Vale on a season-long loan.