England star to be given bumper pay rise.
Manchester City are set to offer goalkeeper Joe Hart a new five-year contract worth somewhere in the region of £29m, according to the Daily Star.
The 27-year-old went into England’s opening World Cup group game against Italy in Manaus on Saturday night knowing that his future at the club has already been taken care of.
England’s current number one lost his place in the City side for a short period last season after poor form and a series of high-profile errors saw reserve stopper Costel Pantillimon take his place.
However, he quickly regained his place in the side to enjoy a fine end to the campaign that saw him pick up a second Premier League winners medal in the process.
Hart has two years left on his current £70,000-a-week deal but the Champions want to prevent his contract running down by offering him £110,000 a week.
City are still in the market for a back up goalkeeper this summer, though, having allowed the big Romanian Pantillimon to leave the club at the end of the previous campaign.
Malaga goalkeeper Willy Caballero is still thought to be high on Manuel Pellegrini’s wish list while Sunderland’s recently released custodian Kieran Westwood man provide a cheaper option now that he is a free agent.