Pep Guardiola doesn’t want him at Manchester City, and the Torino owner made some disparaging comments at the end of the season, so where does Joe Hart go now?
The England international finds himself in a rather unusual situation, but he isn’t short of potential suitors.
Hart is all set to quit the Etihad this summer, and any hopes he had of ousting Claudio Bravo were extinguished when Guardiola spent £33m on Eduardo Moraes from Benfica.
Everton lead the way for his services at 2/1, and to all intents and purposes that looks like a good move for both player and club.
But the recent change in odds comes from Manchester United.
The Red Devils have been cut from 6/1 to 7/2 to land the former Shrewsbury Town stopper.
Any move to Old Trafford however, hinges on David de Gea.
Once again the Spanish international is the object of affection from Real Madrid.
The story has been doing the rounds for about four years now, but it’s widely regarded that Bernabeu boss Zinedine Zidane wants to sign an improvement on Keylor Navas.
And just last week it was reported that United had turned down a £60m offer from the La Liga and Champions League kings.
It seems Real are determined to get their man, and should United sell De Gea, there are few keepers of Hart’s calibre readily available to fill the void.
So Jose Mourinho will have to tread carefully, for if Everton gazump them and sign Hart at Goodison Park, the Special One will be lacking a top-line stopper.
That’s not to say Sergio Romero can’t do a job, but he has yet to be tested in England over a full campaign.
Chelsea are an 11/2 shot to sign Hart, but again that depends on the future of Thibaut Courtois.
All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing