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Sunday 17 December 2017

Bilic happy with Randolph as Hart linked with summer move to Irons

Darren Randolph
Darren Randolph

West Ham boss Slaven Bilic has no interest in a summer move for Joe Hart.

England goalkeeper Hart is expected to be available at the end of the season when his loan spell with Torino finishes.

The 29-year-old moved to Italy during the summer transfer window after losing his place at Manchester City and is reportedly keen on returning to England.

Bilic has this week been linked with a summer swoop for Hart but the Croatian insists he is happy with first-choice Irish keeper Darren Randolph and back-up Adrian. "We're not linked with him," said Bilic ahead of today's clash at Southampton. "Well, basically we are linked with every player.

"On one hand I rate Joe Hart highly, he's a great goalkeeper and a great personality.

"But on the other hand I said in every transfer window if there is one position that we are not even thinking about changing that's the goalkeeping position."

Bilic is once again under scrutiny after West Ham's 4-0 defeat by City on Wednesday night, with ex-City boss Roberto Mancini in attendance at the game. "I'm not worried about it. I am trying to do a good job and I think I am doing," he added.

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