Joe Hart once upon a time at the Heart of City

Burnley are gradually closing in on a deal to bring England International goalkeeper, Joe Hart from Manchester City for a fee around the region of £4 million.

Hart who had been deemed surplus to requirements since Pep Guardiola took over in 2016 was initially valued at £15 million and is set to have his medicals at Burnley this weekend.

The Hornets who are facing a goalkeeping crisis with goalkeepers, Tom Heaton and Nick Pope injured, they have no recognised goalkeeper.

They have petitioned UEFA to allow them sign an emergency goalkeeper, ahead of their Europa League qualifier against Aberdeen on Thursday.

City have been looking for a buyer for Hart since 2016 but have had to do with loan spells, first to Torino and last season to West Ham. Neither teams have seen it worthy to make the move permanent.

The two-time Premier League winner ironically lost his place in Gareth Southgate's team to the World cup Russia to impending teammate, Nick Pope. 

Should the move to Turf Moor be completed, Hart would leave City having appeared 348 times for the English champions, with two Premier League titles, an FA Cup and two League Cups.

He has also won the Premier League Golden Glove (for the most clean sheets) on four occasions and was twice named in the PFA Team of the Year.