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Manuel Pellegrini Eyes Three Main Targets As Manchester City Seek Joe Hart Replacement

Three top-class shot-stoppers in the frame to replace out-of-form Hart.

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Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini has drawn up a three-man list of main contenders to replace the struggling Joe Hart in goal this January, according to the Daily Star.

The England shot-stopper has been in poor form this season, following on from some uncertain displays in City’s previous campaign as well, and new manager Pellegrini appears to be losing patience with the 26-year-old as January approaches.

The Chilean neglected to opt into the transfer market for a new ‘keeper during the summer, though it is now thought that Stoke City’s Asmir Begovic – a supposed target for his predecessor Roberto Mancini – is now one of the players on his list as he seeks to replace Hart in January.

Real Madrid’s Iker Casillas could be another option for Pellegrini, with the Spaniard currently unsettled at the Bernabeu after being dropped to the bench by Carlo Ancelotti for many key games this season.

And finally, the City boss could raid his former club Malaga for talented Argentine goalkeeper Willy Caballero, who was in superb form under Pellegrini’s guidance last season.

None of these goalkeepers would come cheap, though City are said to be ready to spend big to deal with their current goalkeeping crisis, with Hart’s continued errors looking like derailing their title challenge this season.

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