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Everton boss Koeman has 'no interest' in signing Joe Hart

Everton manager Ronald Koeman has ruled out the Premier League club making a move for out-of-favour Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart before the end of the transfer window.

Pep Guardiola preferred Willy Caballero to Hart for his first three games in charge at City and, although Hart made a first appearance of the season in Wednesday's Champions League play-off win over Steaua Bucharest, the expected arrival of Claudio Bravo from Barcelona appears set to push him further down the pecking order.

Everton have been reported to be among Hart's potential suitors, with the 29-year-old having been advised by England boss Sam Allardyce this week that he should ideally attain regular first-team football to keep his place as national team number one.

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But Koeman told reports at a news conference ahead of Saturday's match against Stoke City at Goodison Park that the Merseyside ground will not represent Hart's escape destination.

"There is no interest," he said. "We have a game at Stoke on Saturday and that is more important than all the rumours. 

"I need to prepare the team for Saturday."