Argentine goalkeeper Willy Caballero has claimed he was a target for new Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini.
The duo worked together at Malaga before Pellegrini took the reins at the Etihad Stadium and the Chilean was keen to reunite himself with the keeper.
Caballero is quoted in The Sun saying, "I talked with Manuel Pellegrini before he left Malaga.
"I knew of his intention to take me with him to Manchester City. But I was unsure whether he would stick with the same keepers he had already."
The 31-year-old keeper was in impressive form last season as Malaga reached the Champions League quarter finals and last week signed a new deal to stay at the club until 2017.
With Joe Hart having struggled to match his form from City's historic Premier League winning campaign of 2011/2012 it comes as no surprise that Pellegrini had looked for reinforcements.
At present Costel Pantilimon remains as back-up to Hart, while third choice stopper Richard Wright is yet to make an appearance for the club since signing on a free transfer in the summer of 2012.
England number one Hart has already come under pressure this season after a questionable performance in his sides 3-2 defeat at newly promoted Cardiff City.
Despite his critics, Hart has been backed by England teammate Gary Cahill to bounce back.
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