Everton pull out of Joe Hart chase
Everton will not be pursuing the services of Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart this summer. The England international is currently on the fringes of the first-team with City close to announcing the capture of Barcelona star Claudio Bravo.
The 29-year-old has been strongly linked with the Toffees with manager Ronald Koeman keen on recruiting a top-class shot-stopper to his ranks before the transfer deadline.
According to The Mail, the Merseysiders have given up on their pursuit for the experienced campaigner after City demand a hefty loan package.
The Toffees were hoping to clinch a temporary deal for the player with an option to buy next season, but they were put off by the Citizens' £7m loan fee.
Hart is currently playing second fiddle to Willy Caballero at the Etihad, and the arrival of Bravo is likely to see his career put to a stand still.