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Man in demand: Clubs line up to sign Joe Hart

Joe Hart is a man in demand, with a number of clubs lining up to grab his signature.

The goalkeeper is expected to leave Manchester City this summer. The 29-year-old fell out of favour with City boss Pep Guardiola, who sent out on a season-long loan to Italian club Torino.

Sinisa Mihajlovic wants to sign the England international on a permanent basis, but admits the Serie A side cannot afford him.

The Torino head coach said: "Hart wants to stay at Torino but we are all aware, both him and the club, we can't buy him.

"At the most we could take him on loan for another year but that depends on both Manchester City and him.

"We will need to know if Hart is going to be here next year because if he's not then we'll need to change the way we play."

With Real Madrid trying to capture either David De Gea or Thibaut Courtois, Manchester United and Chelsea could attempt to sign Hart. According to the Daily Mail, United manager Jose Mourinho is an admirer of Hart, "preferring vocal goalkeepers who command their penalty area" to sweeper keepers favoured by Guardiola.

Everton and West Ham are also interested with both clubs able to easily afford his £15 million price tag, The Sun reports. He currently earns £100,000 a week at City, where he has two years left on his contract.

The record breaking Golden Glove winner's performances at Torino have been mixed. Although he has conceded 46 goals this season, he is a popular figure at the club with the ability to change the mood in the changing room.

Sky Sports argues that the portrayal of Hart on social media has been unfair during his time in Italy. While highlights flatter strikers, they argue it's a different story for goalkeepers - with his occasional gaffes offering lowlights instead. His average rating this season has been 6.25. Although it is not particularly high, he betters Pepe Reina and Gianluigi Buffon.

Torino sit in ninth position in Serie A.

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