CHICAGO – Joe Hart is desperate to leave Manchester City and reignite his career after being marginalised by Pep Guardiola.
The former England goalkeeper was axed by the Spaniard following his appointment two years ago and despite loan spells at Torino and West Ham United, the 31-year-old has failed to secure a permanent move away from the Etihad.
Hart made his first City appearance since August 2016 in the International Champions Cup 1-0 defeat to Borussia Dortmund at Soldier Field on Friday, yet knows his future lies elsewhere.
On as a second-half substitute for Claudio Bravo, the man brought in by manager Guardiola to replace him, he looked assured and produced an excellent save midway through the second half.
Chelsea have been linked with a move if Thibaut Courtois departs for Real Madrid, but with Hart in the final year of a contract believed to be worth around £160 000 per week, only a long-term deal at another club will suffice.