Hart: I’m not wanted at City

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Joe Hart says he is ready to leave Manchester City on a more permanent basis once his season long loan deal with Serie A side Torino comes to an end.

Hart joined the Italian side in the off-season after being told he would be surplus to requirements at the Etihad by new manager Pep Guardiola.

The Spaniard's decision sparked massive outcry amongst the Citizens faithful and media around Europe due to his cult-hero status at the club but now the England number one says he is finally ready to cut all ties with the Sky Blues.

"I don't think City are going to be standing in the way. If somebody really wants me, then I'm probably going to be made available," he told Sky Sports.

"So it will be about talking and working out what is next and what the best move is for whichever club that might be and for myself.

"I've not been sent here (Torino) to see how I do or see if I improve. I've been sent out because I wasn't wanted.

"I'm not here to prove what I can do. I'm here because I need to look elsewhere and I didn't have a chance to sort anything permanently."

Hart admits that he knew he had no future at the club immediately after his first encounter with the former Barcelona and Bayern Munich head coach and went straight to the club executive director to clarify his future.

"I came in after the other players because of the Euros and when we first had a conversation, he said he had his reservations about me.

"I shook his hand, I said it was professionally honest, but not what I wanted to hear.

"I said I wanted to work for him and see what happens, but I got the impression that it wasn't really going anywhere. I got the feeling I wasn't going to play.

"I spoke to the chief executive (Ferran Soriano) and said: 'You want me to go, don't you?' He didn't stop me with what I was saying.

"I'm up for a fight, but you've got to be clever and pick your battle. It was the opinion of a guy who has got a lot of power at the club and I wasn't on the right side of it."