Burnley suddenly emerge as favourites to sign Manchester City's Joe Hart

General view inside the stadium prior to the Premier League match between Burnley and Watford at Turf Moor on December 9, 2017 in Burnley, England.

Could Burnley turn to the Manchester City goalkeeper ahead of next week's transfer deadline?

Manchester City's goalkeeper Joe Hart reacts during the game between Liverpool and Manchester City at MetLife Stadium on July 25, 2018 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.

Burnley have suddenly emerged as favourites to sign the Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart with Sky Bet.

The Clarets were not even listed as candidates at one stage, but are now 2/1 after leapfrogging Chelsea (6/1), Sporting Lisbon (7/1) and Lille (8/1).

 

Hart has spent the past two seasons away from Manchester City, on loan to Torino and then West Ham United.

And the 31-year-old continues to find himself behind Ederson Moraes and Claudio Bravo in Pep Guardiola's pecking order.

Nick Pope of Burnley limps off the pitch following an injury during the UEFA Europa League Second Qualifying Round 1st Leg match between Aberdeen and Burnley at Pittodrie Stadium on July...

Burnley, meanwhile, are currently without Nick Pope and Tom Heaton, leaving third choice Andreas Lindegaard primed to start Thursday's Europa League qualifier against Aberdeen.

And it is plausible that a new goalkeeper will be sought by Sean Dyche ahead of next week's transfer deadline.

Sean Dyche, Manager of Burnley reacts during the UEFA Europa League Second Qualifying Round 1st Leg match between Aberdeen and Burnley at Pittodrie Stadium on July 26, 2018 in Aberdeen,...

Already based in the north west, Burnley could be a convenient move for Hart - who earns £87,000 a week according to the MEN.

Could - and should - Burnley turn to the Manchester City goalkeeper?

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