JOE HART’S misery looks set to continue after being told he can leave Burnley.
But now French side Lille are reportedly interested in handing the goalkeeper another career lifeline.
After being shipped out of Manchester City by Pep Guardiola in 2016, Hart spent a year at Serie A side Torino and then headed to West Ham for the 2017/18 season.
But now, despite having a year left on his contract at Turf Moor, he could be sold for nothing and be heading back abroad.
According to the Mail, Lille could be forced into selling current No1 Mike Maignan.
Miagnan, 23, played every minute in Ligue 1 last term as the club sealed their place in next season’s Champions League, finishing second behind Paris Saint-Germain.
His 15 clean sheets has seen him included in Didier Deschamps’ senior national side.
The French Under-21 international – who was let go by PSG in 2015 – is a reported target for Manchester United if David De Gea leaves but Lille will demand £25m for him.
Hart, 32, only signed for Burnley last summer in a £4million, two-year deal from Manchester City.
But after playing for the first half of last season, Tom Heaton’s return to fitness coupled with a 5-1 defeat to Everton saw Hart benched for the remainder of the campaign.
Nick Pope missed much of the season through injury but he is also available again for Sean Dyche.
It means Pope and Heaton are set to battle it out for the No1 spot next season – and a place in Gareth Southgate’s England squad.
But Heaton’s refusal to sign a new contract has alerted Aston Villa, Bournemouth and Watford.
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Hart – who has two Premier League winner’s medals and 75 England caps – has also been linked with Stoke.
The Potters look set to lose Jack Butland this summer and could turn to the experienced stopper to fill his place at the Bet365 Stadium.
Hart, though, looks unlikely to be signed by another Premier League club due to his poor form in recent years and reported high wages.