West Ham United are understood to be interested in unwanted Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart, as BBC Sport understand he could be on the move to the capital.
The England international is surplus to requirements at the Etihad Stadium and will be looking for a new club ahead of the upcoming Premier League campaign.
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The Telegraph are reporting that the Hammers are only prepared to offer a loan deal for the 30-year-old shot stopper though, with Pep Guardiola preferring to offload him permanently.
It would be a good move for the London club, as it would add an established keeper to their ranks, as Darren Randolph and Adrian are currently vying for West Ham’s number one shirt.
Hart fell out of favour and was sent to Torino on-loan, but could only keep five clean sheets in Serie A during his year in Italy.
With neither of West Ham’s current options showing consistency, it would be a position they need to strengthen if they are to avoid a repeat of last season’s poor performance.
Slaven Bilic’s men finished 11th in the Premier League table last term, as they failed to qualify for European football.
Their home form was particularly disappointing, as The Hammers managed just seven victories at their new London Stadium, losing on eight occasions and drawing four games.
West Ham may be put off Hart due to the two years remaining on his contract, and his current wages of £120,000, which makes a loan deal more suitable.
If they can bring him to the capital it would be a big coup for the club, however there will still be concerns over his form.
His experience could be invaluable though, and if West Ham are to challenge for a place in the Europa League they will definitely need to improve their squad during the transfer window, and Hart would be a good start to bolstering Bilic’s squad.