Sky journalist reacts to report Liverpool deal to sign £140,000-a-week star is done
By Alex Stevens
Joe Hart will not be joining Liverpool in the summer or at any point in the future, according to a reliable journalist.
Sky Sports correspondent Kaveh Solkehol took to Twitter on Wednesday to respond to a report that the Merseyside giants had all but done a deal to sign the goalkeeper from Manchester City in the forthcoming window.
The Sun claimed that Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has signed off a £20million deal for Hart to join the club as he prepared to make what would be a sensational transfer from a fellow Champions League rival.
But transfer expert Solkehol dismissed the prospect of the England goalkeeper moving to Anfield in an emphatic message on his personal Twitter account.
He wrote that his sources had told him that Hart is “not, hasn’t been at any point and won’t be in future [a] Liverpool transfer target”.
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Joe Hart heading back to PL but unlikely to be Liverpool. Told he’s not, hasn’t been at any point & won’t be in future LFC transfer target
— Kaveh Solhekol (@SkyKaveh) April 19, 2017
Hart has one year remaining on a City contract that the Daily Mail claim is worth £140,000-a-week.
The 30-year-old is currently in Italy on loan to Serie A side Torino until the end of the season after Pep Guardiola demoted him down the City pecking order.
He has been a mainstay of the ninth-placed team, playing in 30 of Torino’s 32 Serie A matches this season.
But Hart has kept just five clean sheets for the ninth placed side in those encounters, while conceding a massive 49 goals.
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