Report: Stoke lining up bid for Burnley's Joe Hart with Blackburn also keen

General Ground View at  Stoke-on-Trent during the Sky Bet Championship match between Stoke City and Blackburn Rover at Bet365 Stadium on September 22, 2018 in Stoke on Trent, England.

The Burnley goalkeeper could replace Jack Butland at Stoke City.

Joe Hart of Burnley FC looks on during the Premier League match between Burnley FC and Huddersfield Town at Turf Moor on October 6, 2018 in Burnley, United Kingdom.

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.

Glenn Whelan of Aston Villa during the Sky Bet Championship match between Aston Villa and Brentford at Villa Park on August 22, 2018 in Birmingham, England.

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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