Joe Hart’s future has been a talking point this summer with the keeper being linked away from the Etihad.
Having Hart on the bench, who for previous seasons has been City’s first-choice man, indicates that the England international is not in Pep Guardiola’s plans.
The Spaniard is rumoured to be eyeing Barcelona keeper Marc-Andre Ter Stegen, and speculation has begun to increase about whether Hart could leave City this summer.
According to the Daily Express, Everton are one of the clubs interested in taking Hart from City whether in a permanent deal or on loan. Although it's likely Hart will attract interest from teams abroad.
Koeman has indicated that he is in the market for another goalkeeper this season and Hart would be a great signing for the Blues.
Goalkeeper Maarten Stekelenburg became Koeman’s first signing this summer, joining from Fulham for an undisclosed fee, and impressed in the Blues opening game of the season as Everton drew 1-1 with Tottenham. The Dutchman made some impressive saves proving his place in the starting XI.
However, should a deal for Hart materialise, it would certainly be seen as a statement of intent from the board and Koeman, signing a top-class proven Premier League player.
Hart is highly-regarded at City and one of the longest-serving players in the squad. He has a sense of identity which is why some City fans might wonder why Guardiola would want to sell.
However, if Guardiola does make a move for Ter Stegen, it is likely that the England keeper would leave.