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England's Hart in Turin

Published:Wednesday | August 31, 2016 | 8:00 AM
Goalkeeper Joe Hart gives the thumb-up sign as he salutes fans upon his arrival at the Torino football team's headquarters in Turin, Italy yesterday.

TURIN, Italy (AP):

England goalkeeper Joe Hart is on the verge of completing a loan move to Torino from Manchester City.

Hart, who was given permission to leave the England camp to fly to Italy, underwent a medical at the Serie A club yesterday.

The 29-year-old was greeted by around 200 fans loudly chanting his name at Torino's headquarters, and there were further cheers and applause when he appeared at the window brandishing a club jersey with his name on the back.

Hart lost his starting spot at City when new coach Pep Guardiola arrived during the off season.

Hart follows a long list of English players to ply their trade in Italy, but is one of the few at the top of his game to move abroad in recent times.