Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini is planning on signing Bayern Munich shot stopper Manuel Neuer in the next 12 months, reports the Daily Express.
Pellegrini has been unimpressed with England number one Joe Hart since taking over the reins at the Etihad Stadium.
Hart has been out of form for the majority of the season and has recently lost his first-team spot to Manchester City reserve goalkeeper Costel Pantilimon.
The 26-year-old has not featured in a Premier League game since his last-minute blunder gifted Chelsea all three points against Manchester City at the end of October.
Hart made his return to Manchester City's starting line-up against Viktoria Plzen in the Champions League at the end of November - but did not do enough to convince Pellegrini into keeping his place in between the sticks.
The Chilean tactician is desperate to land Germany international Neuer as he has lost patience with Hart.
Reports suggest City will have to pay £40m for the former Schalke star and make him the highest paid goalkeeper in world football if they are to land Neuer.
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