Saturday 20 January 2018

Hammers eye Hart loan

Joe Hart. Photo: PA
Joe Hart. Photo: PA

Sam Wallace

Joe Hart's future remains unresolved, with West Ham currently prepared to offer only a loan deal for England's first-choice goalkeeper.

Manchester City want Hart to make a permanent move but - as with last summer - his wages of around £120,000 per week, with two years left on his contract, have become the key stumbling block.

Newcastle United are also interested in Hart, but would need him to take a significant wage-cut and City to lower their £20m asking price for any deal to materialise.

Hart is back training with City after a year's loan at Torino, but he is unlikely to travel with them on their tour of the USA later this week and could still be waiting for a resolution on his future by the time the England squad meet at the end of August for their World Cup qualifiers against Malta and Slovakia.

Meanwhile, Burnley have signed midfielder Jack Cork from Swansea for an undisclosed fee.

The 28-year-old, who has signed a four-year contract, is no stranger to Turf Moor having made 57 appearances for the club during a loan spell from Chelsea between January 2010 and May 2011. He made 83 appearances for Swansea. (© Daily Telegraph, London)

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