Chelsea Want Manchester City GK Joe Hart To Replace Thibaut Courtois

Joe Hart, the guy who was dropped by then new Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola and replaced by Claudio Bravo, is back in the news with a reported move away to Chelsea.

It was not the greatest move in hindsight - Bravo turned out to have one of the worst seasons ever had by a Premier League goalie. Hart, however, went to Serie A side Torino on loan, where he had a mixed spell, before returning to the Premier League, where he had a less than good season at West Ham, in their relegation-battling season under David Moyes.

But now the Hart saga has reignited, with Chelsea reportedly keen on swooping in and nabbing the former England international.

Hart
Hart

This isn't the first time Chelsea have been in the press over strange transfers. In January, they were linked with a whole host of Premier League strikers, a list that even included the likes of Peter Crouch. No disrespect to Crouchy, but the reports were a surprise for a team who were, at the time, the reigning champions.

This summer, Guardiola has said that he'll find Hart a new club. He said: ""Despite the decision nobody can doubt Joe's quality as a goalkeeper or what he has done in the last 10 to 12 years."

This club is Chelsea, according to the Metro. But what's strange is that Hart will be lined up as a replacement - in a transfer worth £5 million - to the reportedly departing Thibaut Courtois, who looks set for a move to Real Madrid, in a deal worth £35 million.

Courtois
Courtois

This surely won't go down well with Chelsea supporters judging from the reaction on social media.

Where will Hart be next season? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section.

Jacque Talbot

Jacque Talbot is a journalist and sports writer at SPORTbible. He graduated from Manchester Metropolitan with a BA in English and Film. He is a football, snooker, and basketball enthusiast and has been published in the Daily Mail, The Guardian, The Set Pieces, Planet Football and the Morning Star. He’s the greatest thing to come out of Essex since Nick Frost.

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