Joe Hart is reportedly facing the most testing period of his career with the goalkeeper set to be axed from the Manchester City and England starting eleven.
The goalkeeper was demoted to the bench for City’s opening game against Sunderland on Saturday and the Daily Mail claim the Citizens have come to an agreement with Barcelona for stopper Claudio Bravo.
The Chile international is set to arrive in a £17m deal from the La Liga champions once his replacement is secured and his arrival could signal the end of Hart’s long reign as City No.1.
Hart still has three years on his City contract, but could be forced out the door this summer with Everton reportedly keen to secure his services through a loan spell.
Bravo’s transfer will be sanctioned once Barcelona find a suitable stop gap for Marc-Andre ter Stegen who will miss the first three weeks of the season due to injury.
Elsewhere, the Telegraph claim Hart could be dealt a second blow with Sam Allardyce set to pick Southampton goalkeeper Fraser Forster over Hart in the upcoming World Cup qualifiers.
England get their qualifying campaign underway against Slovakia on September 4 and Allardyce has reportedly decided Forster should be given the opportunity to be England’s No.1.