West Ham transfer latest: Club in race to sign £140,000-a-week England ace - reports
By Harry Sykes
West Ham are eyeing a sensational swoop for Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart, according to a report.
The Sky Sports transfer centre blog (Sunday, 6.58pm) claim the Hammers are interested in signing the 67-times England international.
It is said West Ham will make a push for Hart, 29, in the summer transfer window amid doubts over current goalkeepers Adrian and Darren Randolph.
Hart is currently on a season-long loan at Italian club Torino after losing his place in the City team at the start of the season following Pep Guardiola’s arrival as manager.
The Spaniard made it clear that he did not feel Hart was comfortable enough on the ball for a goalkeeper in his team and chose to replace him with Claudio Bravo from Barcelona.
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Hart has remained the England number one this season and still has a solid reputation among Premier League clubs.
It remains to be seen whether West Ham would be willing to match the former Shrewsbury man’s wages at City, which the Daily Mail claim are worth £140,000-a-week wages.
The reported interest in Hart comes after West Ham confirmed they had agreed a £25million fee with Marseille for the transfer of Dimitri Payet earlier on Sunday.
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Hart is under contract at City for another two-and-a-half years, with his deal running until the summer of 2019.
In other West Ham transfer news, the club have clinched a big-name deal despite being outbid by their Premier League rivals’ £65,000-a-week offer.