Blues boss has finally lost patience with English keeper in the north west.
Big-spending Premier League outfit Manchester City want to replace out-of-favour goalkeeper Joe Hart with in-form Malaga shot-stopper Willy Caballero when the winter transfer window opens again for business in the new year, according to reports in the Daily Star.
Under-pressure City head coach Manuel Pellegrini recently axed the England international following a series of costly errors, and replaced the keeper with Romanian Costel Pantilimon.
However, it is understood that the experienced Chilean manager is not convinced by the new man in goal in the north west either, and had initially wanted to bring highly rated FC Barcelona No 1 Victor Valdes to Eastlands at the end of this season.
But, despite the Spain international having decided to definitely quit the Spanish champions next summer, Valdes has already reportedly decided to move to mega-rich Ligue 1 high-flyers AS Monaco instead.
As a result, Pellegrini has now been forced to shift his focus elsewhere, with the City boss hoping to be able to persuade Malaga’s Argentinian custodian to move to the Premier League instead, with the pair having worked together before at La Rosaleda.
And despite the 32-year-old having consistently stated that he has no intention of quitting the Southern Spanish side, Pellegrini is confident that an offer to triple Caballero’s current weekly wage packet will be enough to convince the player to join City in January.