Joe Hart in high demand as new Premier League suitor emerges for the Manchester City keeper

Manchester City's English goalkeeper Joe Hart (R) sits on the substitutes bench for the English Premier League football match between Manchester City and Sunderland at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, north west England, on August 13, 2016. Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola dropped goalkeeper Joe Hart in favour of Willy Caballero for his opening Premier League game against Sunderland on August 13. / AFP / PAUL ELLIS / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or 'live' services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications.  /         (Photo credit should read PAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images)

The way things are looking, Joe Hart will not be short of options this summer when he leaves Manchester City on a permanent deal.

Torino still hope to keep him, but his agent confirmed this week that nothing is decided yet and talks will be held at a later date with City.

If Hart does opt to return home to England, a host of clubs could line up to sign him. Those who are said to be keen include West Ham, Liverpool and even Chelsea (in the event Thibaut Courtois leaves), but a new suitor is said to have now emerged.

According to Alan Nixon of The Sun, Southampton are concerned that Fraser Forster will quit the club at the end of the season, and are quietly working on a move for England’s number one, Hart, in the event that happens.

Southampton have become nervous about interest in Forster from the likes of Everton and Hart would be an excellent replacement – many would say an upgrade – if Forster does decide to move on. City have a known interest in Saints defender, Virgil van Dijk, and should Southampton follow up on their interest, perhaps City could look to get the Dutchman in return.

The only thing certain about Joe Hart’s future as of now is that Pep Guardiola doesn’t want him and his association with the club will come to an end this summer. But the big question remains, where will he end up at?

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