According to reports, Manchester City believe that Newcastle United and West Ham can afford to pay £18 million for Joe Hart and are not willing to send him on another season long loan deal next season.
The 30-year-old Hart has been frozen out of City’s future first team plans by Pep Guardiola and there appears to have been little interest from clubs in terms of signing him on a permanent basis.
He spent last season on loan with Italian club Torino but returned to England this summer as the Serie A outfit could not afford to pay his wages on a long-term basis.
The signature of Hart would be a good coup for either the Hammers or the Magpies considering his experience and abilities
Newcastle appear to be more keen on signing a new keeper, having also made enquiries about signing the former Liverpool first choice shot-stopper Pepe Reina from Napoli.