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Manchester City latest: Hart set for new deal, two backup keepers linked

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All the latest news and rumours surrounding Manchester City this morning.

The Daily Star is reporting that Joe Hart will be offered a new five-year contract when he returns from Brazil.

England and City's number one goalkeeper still has two-years remaining on his current contract at the Etihad, but it's understood that City want to boost his £70,000-a-week wage to £110,000 in order to bring him in-line with some of their highest earners.

Hart has not been at his consistent best this season after losing his place to Costel Pantilimon late last October. His exodus did not last long though as one month later he returned and remained in the side helping City to their second Premier League title win.

Currently with the England squad at their Rio de Janeiro training base Hart will be desperately hoping the national team put on a much better show in their must win game against Uruguay on Thursday.

Manchester City will have their eye on a new backup to Hart after releasing Pantilimon whose contract expired earlier this month.

According to the Daily Mirror former Sunderland keeper turned free agent Keiren Westwood is one of two options currently being considered by Man City.

The Republic of Ireland shot-stopper has made 19 appearances for Sunderland in the Premier League since he left Coventry City for the Black Cats in 2011.

It would be an emotional return for Westwood if a move to City materialises. After being rejected by Manchester United as a boy he opted to join the Man City youth academy, where he remained until his release in 2004.

Westwood has been deemed surplus to requirements at the Stadium of Light who signed Vito Mannone from Arsenal last July. The Italian was Sunderland's player of the season and was awarded the 'Super Save Cup' for being the best value goalkeeper in the Premier League.

Another goalkeeper being linked with a move to the Etihad is Malaga's Willy Caballero, who Mauricio Pochettino knows well from his days in charge at Malaga.

They could face stiff competition for the Argentinian's signature though as Arsene Wenger is known to be an admirer, and wants someone to provide competition for current number one keeper Wojciech Szczesny. 

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