Guardiola prepared to axe England flop as Man City eye Barcelona star

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Updated: July 9, 2016

Pep Guardiola is looking to begin his Manchester City revolution with a sensational move for Barcelona goalkeeper Claudio Bravo, according to Mundo Deportivo.

Though Joe Hart has been the established Number 1 at the Etihad Stadium for a number of years amid their success, the England ‘stopper has seen his future cast into doubt.

His new boss is believed to be chasing a custodian with better footwork as he looks to implement his trademark style of play on the club.

During England’s miserable EURO 2016 campaign, the 29-year old attracted major criticism for a series of unconvincing performances.

A shock move for Everton has been mooted for the two-time Premier League winner, who moved to the Citizens from Shrewsbury Town in 2006.

Chilean stopper Bravo has proved a major success with the Blaugrana, though is understood to be one of a number of ‘keepers eyed by the 45-year old City coach.

Having excelled in the Camp Nou in their passing style of play, the 33-year old is thought to have been eyed.