Liverpool have moved quickly to distance themselves from reports they have sealed a £20m move for Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart.

Liverpool not planning Hart bid

Liverpool not planning Hart bid

And Anfield officials are at pains to insist the unwanted City stopper is not even on their radar at the minute, despite the Reds expected to recruit a new number one this summer.

Kop boss Jurgen Klopp is also said to be angry by the claims Hart has an agreement in place, and that Liverpool's current first-choice Simon Mingolet is now supposedly considered surplus to requirements.

The word also coming out of City is they have not received any approach from the Merseyside club.

Hart has spent this season on loan at Torino, with the Italian side insisting they cannot afford to make it a permanent £15m arrangement.

The 30-year-old is keen on making a return to England although City are taking a tough stance, insisting on closer to £30m if a top-four rival does come forward, with no desire to hand Hart a large severance package in the process.

Hart was back in England earlier this week celebrating his birthday and was giving little away to his guests with regards his next destination.