Report: Everton would love to sign Joe Hart, he can leave if Manchester City find a replacement

Manchester City's Joe Hart looks dejected

Everton are reportedly keen to sign Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart.

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

According to The Mirror, Everton would 'love' to sign Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart and make him their first-choice stopper before the transfer window closes.

The Toffees opened the new Premier League season with a 1-1 draw at home with Tottenham Hotspur, but had goalkeeper Maarten Stekelenburg – signed from Fulham this summer – to thank after two superb saves from Vincent Janssen and Erik Lamela.

England's Joe HartEngland's Joe Hart

Stekelenburg is a favourite of new manager Ronald Koeman, as the two Dutchmen worked together at both Ajax and Southampton before reuniting at Goodison Park – but Everton may still move for another goalkeeper given that they have Farhad Moshiri's investment to spend.

The Mirror report that Everton are keen on Manchester City's Joe Hart, and would 'love' to sign him this month given that he's seemingly out of favour under new City boss Pep Guardiola.

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

Hart, 29, endured a difficult Euro 2016 with England having made key errors against Wales and Iceland, and now finds himself on the bench at club level having been dropped for City's opening game of the season with Sunderland.

Now behind Willy Caballero in the pecking order, it's claimed that Hart has been told he can leave this summer, if new manager Guardiola can find a first-choice replacement, which would bring an end to Hart's ten-year spell at the Etihad Stadium.

England's Joe Hart celebrates after Jamie Vardy scored their second goalEngland's Joe Hart celebrates

Hart needs first-team football to keep his position as England's top goalkeeper, and with pressure from Jack Butland and Fraser Forster, a move may be best for Hart, who allegedly believes there is no way back for him under Guardiola.

Whilst Stekelenburg impressed against Tottenham, it's claimed that Everton are fighting Sevilla for Hart's signature, and would love to sign the England international as a replacement for Tim Howard, who left Goodison Park for MLS side Colorado Rapids this summer – and a move for Hart would bring the future of Joel Robles into further doubt.

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