Juve are said to already be preparing for life without their Italy international.
Out-of-favour Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart could be a target for Serie A champions Juventus next season as the Italian giants look for a long-term successor to veteran shot-stopper Gianluigi Buffon going forward in Turin, according to reports in the Mail on Sunday.
The error-prone England international was recently dropped by new City head coach Manuel Pellegrini after a series of high-profile and costly blunders by Hart, with the experienced Chilean manager opting instead to use back-up Romanian keeper Costel Pantilimon as his new No 1.
However, it had initially been thought that Pellegrini was only temporarily taking Hart out of the firing line so that the Englishman could slowly regain his fragile confidence in training away from the public gaze.
But the world now coming out of Eastlands is that the City boss is set to stick with Pantilimon indefinitely while he also scours the market on the Continent for a new experienced custodian in the north west, with recent reports suggesting that Pellegrini is eyeing up a move for departing FC Barcelona No 1 Victor Valdes at the end of this campaign.
All of which means that Hart could now be set for his own move abroad, with the ‘Old Lady of Italian Football’ understood to be keen to sign the Three Lions goalkeeper.