Friday 23 March 2018

Transfer Talk: Joe Hart may be forced out as Man City prepare world-record deal for Manuel Neuer

Declan Whooley

Declan Whooley

England international Joe Hart may decide his future is elsewhere if incoming manager Pep Guardiola raids current employers Manuel Neuer in the summer.

The Daily Mirror claim he wants a 'sweeper-keeper' to facilitate the style of football he will imprint on City as of next season, with Neuer widely regarded as the best in the business in his position.

The paper says the cash-rich club are prepared to make the German the highest paid goalkeeper in the world with a deal believed to be worth €390,000-a-week, more than 50pc more than Manchester United shot-stopper David De Gea.

The mouth-watering offer would more than double Neuer’s current deal at Munich, worth in the region of €150,000-a-week.

Hart has been on the club's books since 2006 and boats 53 England caps.

Arsenal and City are still battling to sign Borussia Dortmund's Germany international midfielder Ilkay Gundagon, according to the Sun. The paper claims City have the edge over Barcelona in the pursuit of the player.

The Daily Express says Leicester risk losing manager Claudio Ranieri, with the 64-year-old being lined up to replace Antonio Conte as Italy head coach.

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