BURTON-UPON-TRENT, England — The English Football Association says goalkeeper Joe Hart has been given permission to leave the England camp, amid speculation he is about to complete a loan move to Italian side Torino.
Hart has lost his starting spot at Manchester City since the arrival of new coach Pep Guardiola during the offseason, and has been told he can leave the Premier League club.
Despite being dropped by City, the 29-year-old Hart was still called up by England as one of three goalkeepers for the 2018 World Cup qualifier against Slovakia on Sunday. He linked up with the England squad on Monday at St. George’s Park, but coach Sam Allardyce was aware that Hart may need to sort out his club future.
British media reported Hart will undergo a medical examination at Torino on Tuesday.