Sevilla and Everton are keen on loan moves for Manchester City’s unsettled goalkeeper Joe Hart, but the player himself is reluctant to make a permanent transfer before the close of the transfer window, according to BBC Sport’s David Ornstein.
The England international’s first-team future at the Etihad Stadium has been thrown into doubt over the course of the past few days, with new manager Pep Guardiola having dropped him for BOTH of his opening two competitive games – wins against Sunderland and Steaua Bucharest.
These bold calls have been accompanied by reports that the Spaniard is willing to offload Hart before the close of the transfer window if he’s able to sign a new goalie, with a deal for Claudio Bravo of Barcelona thought to be close.
And now Ornstein has lifted the lid on the situation, claiming that a loan move to either Everton or Sevilla is possible, but that the 29-year-old is reluctant to make a permanent move given that he has only two weeks to decide his future:
He tweeted: “Everton & Sevilla have expressed interest in signing Joe Hart. He wants loan, doesn’t feel 2wks enough to decide permanent future”
— David Ornstein (@bbcsport_david) August 17, 2016
Everton are thought to be keen on Hart after letting long-term No.1 Tim Howard leave for a move back to America over the summer.