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Joe Hart addresses his future amidst loan talks

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Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart is unsure about where his future lies amidst interest from West Ham and AC Milan.

The 30-year-old England international has been one of the best players ever to represent the blue half of Manchester. Hart, a fan favourite at City, was the undisputed number one at the Etihad until Guardiola’s arrival at the helm. Guardiola wanted a goalie who can effectively build up the play from the back and comfortable with his feet.

Guardiola bought Claudio Bravo from Barcelona that led to Hart being surplus to requirements. Hart atlast joined Torino on a season long loan deal. His time at Torino was a disaster as Hart committed some horrendous mistakes.

Now, as the season has ended Hart is unsure about his future. Ahead of England’s World Cup qualifier against Scotland Hart told Sky Sports :

“Not every manager is going to love me.If you ask a lot of managers around the world there are going to positive things and people saying ‘not for me’.

“One of those managers took over Manchester City and said ‘not for me’.I can take that and life goes on. It isn’t all about me.It seems my time up there is over and I need to find somewhere new, which I did last season.”

“I can’t say it hasn’t been on my mind, there is a possibility no one will want me.

“There is also a possibility that I end up staying at Man City and not playing. That possibility is there.

“I know I will do everything I can to be in a situation where someone wants me to play for them. I can’t make that happen but I will try my best.”

Hart’s replacement at City, Claudio Bravo did little to impress Guardiola and that forced the Spaniard to fork out £35m for Brazilian goalie Ederson Moraes. Manchester City want to sell Hart permanently and put up a £20m price tag on him.

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According to journalist Alan Nixon, West Ham United are ready to make a move for Hart. West Ham prefer a loan move this season with a view of making it permanent next season when he would go through the last 12 months of his contract as they can’t pay £20m right now and Hart’s £100,000 per week wages would also be a hurdle for them but the Hammers are ready to pay the full wages themselves.

Tuttosport claims that Italian giants AC Milan are interested in Joe Hart but they will only lodge an official bid if their current number one goalie Gianluigi Donnarumma decides to leave the club.

Considering Manchester City are finding it difficult to find a team ready to match City’s valuation for Joe Hart, West Ham’s offer might be the most attractive option for City.