Arsenal are interested in Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart as they consider replacements for Petr Cech.

It could lead to a tug-of-war with Liverpool, who have long been linked with the England international.

The Gunners are going to look for a new goalkeeper after this season, with 34-year-old Cech to become their No 2 if he stays.


Appearances – 21

Save per cent – 71.13

Goals conceded – 29

Clean sheets – 5

Saves per goal – 2.03

Distribution accuracy – 69 per cent

Errors leading to goals – 2

Appearances – 24

Save per cent – 71

Goals conceded – 28

Clean sheets – 7

Saves per goal – 2.11

Distribution accuracy – 64 per cent

Errors leading to goals – 2

Hart – five years younger than Cech – is on loan at Serie A side Torino for this season and well aware he is not part of Pep Guardiola’s plans.

With his City career as good as over, and a £130,000-a-week contract that lasts until June 2019, the Manchester club are open to offers.

City are likely to ask for north of £15million if they are to sell to a Premier League rival.

Hart is enjoying his time in Torino and has other admirers abroad, but a return to England is preferred. That will help him stay in the thoughts of Three Lions boss Gareth Southgate.

His move to Italy in August was not anticipated. Hart did not have a long list of options after being told to find a new club or be behind Claudio Bravo and Willy Caballero at City.

Liverpool will keep a close eye on the situation surrounding Hart this summer, with Jurgen Klopp appearing unconvinced by Simon Mignolet and Loris Karius.

There were calls for Klopp to try to sign him in January, though their hands were tied. Hart had already appeared for City and Torino this season, and FIFA rules would have prevented him from playing for a third team.

Meanwhile, Arsenal will wait until the summer to decide whether to sell Wojciech Szczesny or hand him a new contract.

Simon Mignolet and Loris Karius (right) have struggled for form throughout the season

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