Real Madrid are keeping tabs on Donnarumma, 18, who is out of contract at the end of next season and weighing up making a move which could see Hart return to Italy.

He has no future at Manchester City who are hoping to raise £130 million this summer by offloading a whole host of squad players.

Nolito, Wilfried Bony, Samir Nasri, Eliaquim Mangala, Fabian Delph, and Kelechi Iheanacho are all surplus to requirements in Pep Guardiola’s plans for next season.

Hart spent last season on loan in Italy playing for Torino but City are finding it tough to offload him partly because of his £150,000 a week wages.

Everton had a look at him before deciding that paying £30 million for Jordan Pickford and paying him £50,000 represented better value for money.

There has been some interest from Newcastle and now Rafa Benitez is weighing up if he is going to make an offer or not for the £25 million rated star.