Former England number one Joe Hart would jump at the chance to hold Leeds United talks this summer, Football Insider understands.
The Championship giants will be in the market for a new senior goalkeeper if Kiko Casilla quits the club after 18 months.
A source with knowledge of Hart’s situation has told Football Insider that the two-times Premier League winner is keen on remaining in the top flight and reigniting his career with a move to an ambitious club.
The 33-year-old would be keen to hold talks with Leeds and would be willing to take a pay cut to make the short journey from Lancashire to west Yorkshire.
Hart’s two-year contract at Burnley, which is worth around £70,000-a-week, expires at the end of June and he will then be available on a free transfer.
He has spent the campaign understudying Nick Pope, who has been one of the outstanding keepers in this season’s Premier League.
It is likely that Hart will move on from Turf Moor in the search of regular football and to revive a career that has stalled since he was frozen out by Pep Guardiola at Man City in 2016.
Hart spent two seasons on loan – Torino and West Ham – before joining Burnley for £3.5million in 2018.
The 75-times England international has made just three appearances this season, all of them in the domestic cups.
The future of Casilla at Leeds is up in the air after he was hit with an eight-match racism ban at the start of last month and he is weighing up his future.
In other Leeds United news, a blockbuster club deal is on hold even though the contract has been ‘signed’.