When the announcement of Pep Guardiola was made, many thought there would be an immediate sweep of players from the Etihad Stadium.
However, the Spanish coach has taken his time to study the team before making his decisions.
Joe Hart is likely going to be heading out of the club, after losing his number one status as goal keeper to another. City completed the signing of former Barcelona player Claudio Bravo as replacement for Hart. With the England international getting what seems like a farewell when he featured in the Champions League play-off, he may as well have played his last. The club is reported to be willing to play as much as three-quarter of his salary to help any club interested in accepting him on a loan deal. Willy Caballero would play second fiddle to Bravo, forcing Hart to look elsewhere for regular action.
Several clubs have been linked with the player, with Sunderland being among the interested parties since losing Vito Mannone to long term injury. Hart’s wages is £120,000 per week, so City are willing to help out any side that want him as the transfer deadline is running to a close in a matter of days.