Torino have initiated talks with Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart with a view to taking him to Italy in the last few days of the transfer window.

Hart, 29, has found himself tumble down the goalkeeping pecking order at the Etihad under Pep Guardiola, and with Claudio Bravo joining the club, he is almost certain to leave Manchester City this summer.

With Vito Mannone suffering an injury, David Moyes is plotting a move to sign the England number for Sunderland, but is likely to face competition for Serie A side Torino in the next few days.

According to Italian broadcaster Sky Italia, Torino are hoping to find an agreement with the Manchester City goalkeeper over a season-long loan deal before deadline day on Wednesday.

Hart’s salary of €3.8m per season at Manchester City is a problem for Torino and they are in no financial position to meet that figure, but the club are hoping to find a solution.  


Sunderland are also pushing forward for the signature of the 29-year-old goalkeeper, and are at an advantage as they have a good relationship with Manchester City.

However, the deal is expected to dial down on which club will pay most of his salary as Manchester City are likely to be unwilling to pay the lion’s share of Hart’s wages, as well as where the custodian prefers to play his football.