Joe Hart’s days as a Manchester City player look numbered.
Claudio Bravo is, according to reports in the Catalan media, on his way to sign for Pep Guardiola’s side and will become the new No. 1 goalkeeper at the Etihad Stadium.
Hart, who was named on the substitutes’ bench for City’s Premier League opener against Sunderland last weekend, is surely now considering his options.
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But which clubs are in with a realistic chance of signing the 29-year-old?
Here are the top eight potential destinations, according to SkyBet.
Stoke City - 40/1
Save your money, this one isn’t happening.
Mark Hughes knows Hart from his time working at Manchester City, but the Potters’ boss already has a decent English goalkeeper in the form of Jack Butland.
West Ham - 33/1
West Ham boss Slaven Bilic, you suspect, would love to bring Hart to the Olympic Stadium.
But 33/1 seems a fair price. Man City to West Ham would be a significant step down for England’s No. 1.
Real Madrid - 33/1
Now you’re talking.
Hart would surely jump at the chance to join one of the world’s biggest football clubs and they don’t come much bigger than Real Madrid.
But - and this is a big but - Zinedine Zidane is more than happy with his current first-choice goalkeeper Keylor Navas.
PSG - 33/1
Paris Saint-Germain certainly have the money to tempt Hart to Ligue 1 - and the Englishman would fancy his chances of bagging the No. 1 shirt.
The idea of Hart moving to PSG this month might sound a little far-fetched, but don’t rule it out completely.
Juventus - 33/1
Gianluigi Buffon, Juventus’ revered captain, signed a new two-year contract with the Old Lady in May.
Barcelona - 28/1
With Bravo on his way to Barcelona to replace Hart, could the City outcast take the place of the Chilean at the Camp Nou?
Hart already has a fan in the form of Lionel Messi, who described the Englishman as “phenomenal” following a clash between Barça and City in the Champions League in 2015.
Liverpool - 11/1
Jurgen Klopp brought in Loris Karius from Mainz over the summer; however, the German is currently injured.
Simon Mignolet is back in goal for the Reds but would Klopp be tempted to do a deal for Hart, who is arguably a better ‘keeper than both of them?
Eleven-to-one isn’t a bad price.
Everton - 1/1
But the overwhelming favourites to sign Hart are Everton, priced at Evens by SkyBet.
Ronaldo Koeman brought his fellow Dutchman Maarten Stekelenburg to Goodison Park this summer, while Joel Robles is also at the club.
But the chance to sign Hart, one of the best goalkeepers in the world on his day, could prove too irresistible for the Toffees.
Which club will Joe Hart be playing for this once the transfer window closes? Have your say by leaving a comment below.
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