Manchester City are reportedly ready to cover the bulk of Joe Hart’s £120,000-a-week wages in order to move on the England goalkeeper.
Hart admitted earlier in the week that there is a “situation” to resolve, and the Citizens are prepared to do that by offering other clubs the chance to contribute just £30,000-a-week to his salary.
This comes at the end of a week in which Hart has been described by one excitable journalist as being ‘imprisoned’ by Pep Guardiola.
But he said on Friday that Man City only want the “very best” for Hart and will do everything in their power to find the best solution for the 29-year-old.
Sunderland are the latest club to be linked with Hart after Vito Mannone was ruled out for up to three months, while Liverpool are reportedly not interested in giving Hart a new start.
However, former Reds boss Brendan Rodgers believes Hart would be a good fit for Liverpool.
Rodgers said: “Liverpool is a great club and if his future is not at Manchester City and he’s got the chance to go to Liverpool then I’m sure it something he would look at seriously. I’ve also rated Joe – I think he is an outstanding goalkeeper.”