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Joe Hart departs England training camp to finalise his loan move to Torino

By Adam McKendry

Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart was last night allowed to leave England's training camp at St George's Park in order to fly to Torino and finalise a loan move to the Serie A team.

Hart had been widely anticipated to leave City after he was dropped for the first three Premier League games of the season by new boss Pep Guardiola.

His future at the club was cast into further doubt when Guardiola splashed £17million to bring Barcelona stopper Claudio Bravo to the Etihad as his new number one.

However, Hart's nightmare start to the season looks to be over with the Englishman flying to Torino today to have a medical ahead of agreeing a season-long loan.

Everton, Sevilla and Borussia Dortmund had all shown interest in signing the 29-year old, but it is understood that Hart wanted to move on loan in order to try and prolong his City career.

The Manchester club will be paying a portion of the keeper's wages while he is out on loan in Italy.

Hart will rejoin the England squad once the move is complete ahead of Sunday's 2018 World Cup qualifier in Slovakia.

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