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Joe Hart to replace Iker Casillas at Porto?

Joe Hart to replace Iker Casillas at Porto?
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Joe Hart is reportedly in line to replace Iker Casillas as Porto's goalkeeper this summer after falling down the pecking order at Burnley.

Joe Hart has reportedly become a leading candidate to replace Iker Casillas as Porto goalkeeper this summer after losing his number one spot at Burnley.

The 32-year-old made 19 Premier League appearances at Turf Moor last season but has fallen behind Nick Pope and Tom Heaton in the pecking order.

Hart has been linked with a series clubs, with Lille, AFC Bournemouth, Sheffield United and Stoke City all reportedly expressing their interest in the former England international.

According to the Daily Star, Porto are interested in Hart as they prepare for life after Casillas.

Casillas, who won two European Championships and one World Cup as Spain captain, suffered a heart attack only two months ago.

The Spaniard reported to pre-season training with Porto at the beginning of July as part of his rehabilitation process, but it is thought that the 38-year-old plans to retire from football this year.

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