Man Utd boss considers surprise move for £25m ace to replace wantaway Red Devil
Manchester United have added Joe Hart’s name to a transfer shortlist of potential replacements for David de Gea.
The Manchester City goalkeeper spent the season in Italy with Torino and is expected to leave the Etihad for good this summer.
Pep Guardiola made himself clear to Hart almost a year ago that he was not in his plans for the future of City.
United are preparing for the possibility that David de Gea could move to Real Madrid in the next few weeks while Liverpool have been linked with a transfer for Hart.
Real have already made a bid for De Gea, but United rejected the £60 million offer from the La Liga champions.
Hart won the Premier League twice at City and has multiple Golden Glove awards in his collection.
But the 30-year-old plays for United’s bitter local rivals with few players making the switch to the other side of Manchester.
United will need an experienced stopper to take over from De Gea should he depart and Hart would tick that box as a goalkeeper with plenty of minutes in the top flight.
De Gea has not asked for a transfer, but is believed to be keen on a switch to Spain at some point.
The Daily Mail claim City will demand £25 million for their former No.1 with Hart believed to be keen to stay in England.
Also on United’s shortlist is AC Milan teenage sensation Gianluigi Donnarumma and Inter Milan’s Samir Handanovic.
Donnarumma is locked in talks with Milan over a new contract, but would almost certainly cost a hefty fee as one of the most promising goalkeepers of his age.
The 18-year-old is already Milan’s established No.1, but has never played outside of Italy while Handanovic is a more experienced option.