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Chelsea are lining up a shock move for Manchester City outcast Joe Hart as Real Madrid close in on a deal for Thibaut Courtois.

Courtois has one year remaining on his deal at Stamford Bridge and has so far proved unwilling to sign new terms.

Real Madrid are confident of completing a £35million move for the Belgian in the next ten days and current no.1 Keylor Navas appeared to hint at a deal on Friday.

Chelsea were interested in signing Alisson Becker but the Brazilian opted to join Liverpool and options are now thin on the ground.

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Leicester City ace Kasper Schmeichel has been considered but the Sun claim Hart is now Chelsea's first choice.

The England international has suffered an almighty fall from grace in the last two years and has spent the last two campaigns on unhappy loan spells with Torino and West Ham.

Pep Guardiola signed Claudio Bravo to replace Hart in his first year at the club and then sanctioned a record deal for Ederson 12 months ago to push Hart further towards the door.

The 31-year-old missed out on England's World Cup squad and has just 12 months remaining on his City deal, where he earns around £100,000-a-week.

City are desperate to get his hefty wages of the books and would consider a bid in the region of £5m for the goalkeeper.