West Ham United will try to bring goalkeeper Joe Hart back to England at the end of the season – as long as the club preserve their Premier League status.
The England international is currently on a season-long loan at Torino, but Tuttomercatoweb.com says the Hammers are set to join the Serie A club in trying to land the shot stopper on a permanent basis next summer.
Joe Hart has since accepted his Manchester City career is over with manager Pep Guardiola willing to listen to offers of £10 million from foreign clubs.
City could ask for double that fee from a Premier League rival, but West Ham will hope that the fact they are not a threat to the Manchester club in England or in Europe will help them land the England international for a knock-down price.
Tottenham are said to be also interested in welcoming the services of the English International who will return to Manchester at the end of his dry loan spell at Torino even if the granata will try to sign him on a permanent deal.
Asked about his future this week, Hart said: “I still don’t know, I’m still a Manchester City player, but until the summer I will only think about enjoying my season with Torino.” Hart will play in his first Turin derby against Juventus on Sunday and believes his experience of the Manchester rivalry between City and United stands him in good stead.
“Torino and Manchester are not so different about how they feel about the derby,” said Hart. “Torino is a city that breathes football.” West Ham have conceded 29 Premier League goals this season and travel to Liverpool looking to avoid another defeat.
West Ham are also considering a loan move for Chelsea goalkeeper Asmir Begovic in January