Joe Hart breaks Celtic transfer silence as Tottenham star makes ‘focus’ claim

CELTIC target Joe Hart has broken his silence as transfer intrigue continues to link him with a move to Celtic.

The Hoops are locked in talks with the Premier League side over a deal for the former England No1 – after re-heating their interest in a player they considered when he left Burnley last season.

Spurs are thought to be holding out for £1m for a player who has a year left on his contract but has slipped down the pecking order following the arrival of Pierluigi Gollini.

But a deal could be done – with new Hoops boss Ange Postecoglou well aware he has to bolster his goalkeeping options with neither Vasilis Barkas and Scott Bain convincing as a starting option.

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Hart didn’t make a single top team league start for Spurs last season.

But he took to Instagram today to insist that he wasn’t taking his eye off the ball when it came to his training.

He wrote: “Nothing but focus, no matter what #relentless”

Celts could have signed Hart for nothing last summer – but opted to splash out £5m on Greek flop Vasilis Barkas.

Man City legend Hart is understood to be earning around £50,000-a-week at Tottenham, despite slipping to third-choice keeper.

He would have to accept a significant pay cut if a deal to Celtic Park is to materalise.

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However, the prospect of playing regular first-team football and kick-starting his career after spending the last few seasons out of favour could appeal.

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