Bookies make Everton favourites sign Man City star

England's Joe Hart looks dejected after the game

Joe Hart was an unused sub for Manchester City's Premier League opener, and Everton are the bookies favourites to sign the England international.

Manchester City's Joe Hart looks dejectedManchester City's Joe Hart looks dejected

Bookmakers SkyBet have made Everton new 4/1 favourites in the race to sign Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart.

The 29-year-old stopper was left on the bench today for City's 2-1 win over Sunderland in their Premier League opener, with Pep Guardiola preferring Argentine veteran Willy Caballero.

Manchester City's Joe Hart and Richard Wright during trainingManchester City's Joe Hart during training

Despite the signing of Maarten Stekelenburg, Ronald Koeman is understood to want to strengthen his goalkeeping options further still, and now would seem to be a good time to make a move for the City man, with Hart's first-team spot far from assured.

SkyBet place Stoke City as second favourites in the running to sign Hart at 8/1.

The former Shrewsbury Town man endured a difficult time with England at the Euro's over the summer, and was directly to blame for the Three Lions conceding on two separate occasions.

Manchester City's Joe Hart saves from PSG's Edinson CavaniManchester City's Joe Hart saves from PSG's Edinson Cavani

He is still highly regarded within the game, however, and would be a tremendous signing for Everton, should a move come to fruition.

He has made 346 appearances for the Citizens since his move to the club in 2006.

Manchester City's Joe Hart punches the ball clearManchester City's Joe Hart punches the ball clear

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