WEST HAM face a battle with Manchester United for unwanted City keeper Joe Hart, according to reports.
The Telegraph are reporting that the Hammers want the England international on a season-long loan and the stopper wants to make the move.
But United are now interested in taking Hart as David De Gea could be sold to Real Madrid as part of a deal for Cristiano Ronaldo.
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Hart, 30, is more likely to move to the London Stadium as City are keen not to send one of their players to a close rival.
And the Hammers are trying to build a stronger squad after a lacklustre season which saw them finish 11th.
Hart spent last season on loan at Torino after being told by Pep Guardiola he had no future at the Etihad.
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But the former Shrewsbury Town star now wants to stay in England as he fights for the No1 spot in the the Three Lions squad.
Hart knows he faces tough competition to be first choice for next year’s World Cup with Jordan Pickford making a £30million move to Everton and Jack Butland back from injury.
Hart said after England’s recent World Cup qualifier against Scotland: “I need an offer first and then I need to work out my options if I have choices.
“I want to be playing at the highest possible level, pushing myself.”
Hart still has two years left on his £120,000 per week contract and, if City wanted to, they could refuse to sell him to their bitter rivals.