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Everton to make shock move for goalie Joe Hart?

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Blues looking to sign England's starting goaltender

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Everton are being linked by some media sources with a move for England and Manchester City starting goalkeeper Joe Hart.

New City manager Pep Guardiola is said to be on the lookout for a sweeper keeper like the one he's had the last few years at Bayern Munich, Manuel Neuer. Both Neuer and Barcelona goaltender Marc-André ter Stegen are players that Guardiola is familiar with, and both have been linked with big-money moves to a new-look City side.

This makes the Three Lions keeper Hart expendable at the Etihad, and perfect for the picking by Everton who recently waved goodbye to their goalie for the last decade Tim Howard.

While there is no substance as yet to the rumours, some pretty high figures have been bandied about, with a transfer fee of £40m being mentioned. Hart's rumoured salary would also be a record for the Toffees, at an eye-popping £200,000-a-week for a five-year contract. His current contract runs through till the end of the 2018-19 season.

Hart's experience at the highest level of the game is unquestioned, and would certainly stabilize the position between the sticks going forward. At only 29, his best years are not behind him and Hart would be a key member of an expected defensive rebuild as the Blues attempt to put a horrific year behind them.

Here is some data on Hart, courtesy of WhoScored and TransferMarkt.

Here's his career record in club football -

And his international career -