Report: Joe Hart prefers move to Everton, Manchester City happy to agree deal

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

Manchester City are reportedly happy to send Joe Hart on loan to Everton.

England's Joe HartEngland's Joe Hart

According to the Daily Mail, Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart is keen on a move to Everton – and City are also happy to sanction a deal too.

Hart, 29, has been at the Etihad Stadium for ten years now having signed from Shrewsbury Town back in the summer of 2006, and he's racked up almost 350 appearances for the club having become City's undoubted first-choice goalkeeper since the start of the 2010/11 campaign.

Manchester City's Joe Hart during the warm upManchester City's Joe Hart

Now though, Hart's time at the Etihad Stadium could be coming to an end, after new manager Pep Guardiola surprisingly left the England international out of City's opening game of the Premier League season with Sunderland, as well as Tuesday's Champions League qualifier with Steaua Bucharest.

Hart needs first-team football to keep his spot as England's first-choice goalkeeper ahead of Jack Butland and Fraser Forster, and with the Daily Mail claiming that Barcelona's Claudio Bravo is set for a move to the Etihad Stadium, presumably to play ahead of Willy Caballero as City's top goalkeeper.

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

That would push Hart down to third choice, and the Daily Mail now claim that he's keen to join Premier League rivals Everton on loan before the transfer deadline at the end of the month.

The Toffees did sign a new goalkeeper earlier this summer in Maarten Stekelenburg, but new manager Ronald Koeman may yet fancy bringing in another stopper – and Hart, a two-time Premier League winner at City, is believed to be a loan target.

Manchester City's Joe Hart warms up with Willy Caballero before the matchManchester City's Joe Hart warms up with Willy Caballero

Hart himself is allegedly keen on a move to Goodison Park as he wouldn't have to leave his home in Cheshire, and a switch to Merseyside is his preferred option rather than heading to Spain with Sevilla, who are also keen.

It's added that, because City don't see Everton as a direct title rival, they are happy to loan Hart to the Toffees – but his wages of £135,000-a-week may be something of a stumbling block unless the two clubs can reach a compromise.

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