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West Ham eye Joe Hart loan switch

West Ham United are eyeing a loan deal for Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart according to reports.

The Sun are reporting that Slaven Bilic is keen on signing the England goalkeeper this summer, but may only be able to offer a loan deal in the immediate future.

Manchester City are believed to want around £18 million from the sale of Joe Hart as they want the goalkeeper off their books.

Hart spent this season out on loan at Serie A club Torino after becoming surplus to requirements to Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola.

Since Guardiola’s appointment at the Etihad, he has spent over £50million on signing two new goalkeepers. He signed Claudio Bravo, initially as Joe Harts replacement, for £17m last summer. But after a string of high profile errors, Guardiola has been forced to splash the cash again.

This summer, he has signed Brazilian goalkeeper Ederson from Benfica for a world record fee of around £35m.

Despite not being a part of his plans, Guardiola still wants to earn £18m from the sale of Joe Hart.

Hart currently earns around £100,000-a-week at Man City and is unwilling to take a pay cut. Man City are able to afford such wages, but cannot afford to pay the £18m asking price as well as Harts wages.

This has left Slaven Bilic weighing up the possibility of signing the 30-year-old on a season long loan, before signing him on a permanent deal next summer. Hart has two-years remaining on his current deal at the Etihad, and his transfer value would drop in 12 months time with only one-year remaining on his deal.

Bilic has already handed current number one Adrian a new deal at the London Stadium, but there are a number of worries around the number of errors that have crept into the Spanish goalkeepers game.

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