The Burnley goalkeeper could replace Jack Butland at Stoke City.

Stoke City are ‘lining up a bid’ for the Burnley goalkeeper, Joe Hart, who is also interesting Blackburn Rovers, according to The Sun.

The newspaper claims Hart has been identified as a potential replacement for Stoke’s Jack Butland, for whom the Potters are braced for £20 million bids.

And it adds that the former England number one could be available for a fraction of the £3.5 million Burnley paid Manchester City a year ago, having fallen behind Tom Heaton and Nick Pope in the Clarets’ pecking order.

Hart is said to be Blackburn’s top goalkeeping target and a move to the Championship could appeal, according to The Sun.

But of the two clubs, it is Stoke who may be in a stronger position financially, as they welcome a second season of Premier League parachute payments.

Both Stoke and Blackburn are also being linked with a move for the former Potters midfielder, Glenn Whelan, who was recently released by Aston Villa.

Would Hart be a good addition for Stoke? 

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