Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart not attracting Sevilla, say Sky sources

Joe Hart appreciated his reception from the City fans on Wednesday
Image: Joe Hart appreciated his reception from the City fans on Wednesday

Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart is not a player La Liga club Sevilla are interested in signing, according to Sky sources.

It seems the England goalkeeper's days are numbered at the Etihad with new manager Pep Guardiola preferring Willy Caballero and closing on the signature of Chile goalkeeper Claudio Bravo from Barcelona.

Hart was chosen as captain for Wednesday night's victory over Steaua Bucharest to steer them into the Champions League group stage, but judging by his reaction to the fans at the final whistle and Guardiola's post-match comments it would appear his exit is imminent.

Hart, who's been at City since 2006, said: "We're going to come up with a solution. Tonight I played for Manchester City and I enjoyed every moment of it. It's a place I'd love to be. But situations occur in football but we're men and we get on with it."

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Pep Guardiola acknowledges that Joe Hart is in a tough situation at Manchester City

While Guardiola, who described the 29-year-old as a "legend", added: "I am here to take decisions. I try to be honest with myself. I can't deny what I feel.

"I was honest with Joe, I was honest with the club and all the players in the squad. The people must follow me. Right now Joe is a player for Manchester City and when I believe he has to play he will play."

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Sevilla have been one of the clubs repeatedly linked with a move for Hart, but with Deadline Day looming (August 31) his window for securing a move is closing fast.

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Sky Sports News HQ reporter Vinny O'Connor revealed on August 17 that Hart would "assess his options over the next two weeks", adding that the Premier League was probably his preferred destination with Everton one of the most likely clubs to be interested.

Legend Hart

Legend Hart

Pep Guardiola salutes his goalkeeper Joe Hart

Hart has spent more than a decade at City after joining the club from hometown side Shrewsbury in 2006. The 29-year-old has made 347 appearances for City, conceding 347 goals.

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