West Ham United are pushing ahead with their move for Joe Hart, amid interest from other clubs which has prompted them to try and seal a deal.
Hart has long been on West Ham’s list but they have been concentrating their efforts on bolster their attacking positions with a striker and winger in their sights
But a new keeper has always been on the agenda and Hart has long been one of their preferred options all along.
In the last week, the 30-year-old has come talked about by Newcastle United and Aston Villa – which West Ham have been made aware of and has prompted them to push ahead with talks.
Hart would welcome the chance of first-team football with a Premier League club, ahead of next summer’s World Cup finals with England but he has insisted to City he would again not be forced into a move he did not want.
Hart spent last season on-loan at Italian side Torino, as Pep Guardiola made it clear from when he took charge last summer that he did not want to use the England number one.
Now Bookmakers also believe that West Ham are the most likely destination for Hart.
Having been 13/8 last week, BetVictor now make him odds-on at 4/5.
BetVictor spokesperson Jack Milner: “The Hammers are now odds-on to win the race to sign City goalkeeper Joe Hart.”