Testing times: Hart believes Kompany's body is feeling the strain of his playing style

By Tom Blackburn

Joe Hart hopes to fly to Italy for talks with Torino ahead of a move from Manchester City, according to a report.

Sky Italia journalist Gianluca Di Marzio claims on his website that the goalkeeper has requested permission from his club to let him meet Torino representatives after telling Man City he wants to leave.

It is said that the Italian club have booked a private jet to take the England goalkeeper on Tuesday if City approve the deal.

The Guardian claimed on Monday that Hart was weighing up a switch to Italy, conscious that his career could be seriously hampered if he fails to leave by the end of the transfer window.

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 in what he admitted afterwards could be his farewell match, would leave either on loan or in a permanent deal.

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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 club.

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 left Hart in a difficult position as Liverpool became unlikely to make a move and La Liga club Sevilla, also linked with the shot-stopper, ruled out a transfer.

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.

Barcelona goalkeeper Claudio Bravo completed his £17million to City this week, leaving Hart low in the pecking order behind the new arrival and Willy Caballero.

In other Man City transfer news, a £20.5million bid has been submitted for their Premier League ace.