Joe Hart will reportedly not be sold to Liverpool after initial speculation had linked the goalkeeper to Anfield.
England’s number one is set to be targeted by the Reds in the summer according to the Express, but Manchester City will rebuff those advances.
Hart, who was famously ostracised from the club by the incoming Pep Guardiola, has been on loan at Italian side Torino this season and has helped his adoptive club into ninth place in Serie A.
Jurgen Klopp has alternated between goalkeepers Loris Karius and Simon Mignolet this season, with neither staking their claim strong enough to become the undisputed Anfield number one.
Karius was brought in last summer from Mainz in the hope that he would be able to hit the ground running as the shaky Mignolet’s replacement – but the 23-year-old has struggled and made a number of errors himself.
City want to get Hart off their books and would be willing to accept a cut-price deal of around £15m for the 29-year-old, but will not sell to a Premier League rival.
It seems clear that Hart, who has also been linked to Chelsea, has no future at the Etihad, and it is highly unlikely he will make his loan move to Torino permanent as they won’t be able to cover all of his wages – meaning it could make for one of the more interesting transfer stories of the coming summer.
Hart’s departure did not go down well with the City faithful, with further salt being rubbed into the wounds given how direct replacement Claudio Bravo has performed. The Chilean has recently been dropped to the bench and replaced by Willy Caballero.