JOE HART may be given a shock MLS lifeline to end his Burnley misery.
The former England No 1’s name has been put to clubs in the American league, whose transfer window shuts in May.
Columbus Crew need a keeper because Hart’s old team Manchester City are signing Zack Steffen from them.
But Steffen, 23, is staying put until the summer so there is no immediate need for a replacement.
Hart, 31, could be open to a move across the Atlantic, on loan or permanently, as his Turf Moor chances are limited after being dropped for Tom Heaton.
Burnley are likely to let him go if his wages are covered as they have Arsenal target Nick Pope to compete with Heaton for the rest of the year.
Hart started the season as the Clarets’ No1 but has not played since the 5-1 Boxing Day defeat at home to Everton.
Burnley boss Sean Dyche said at the time: “It was a tough one on Joe, but Tom is a great pro and his professionalism has paid him back.
“I must say, though, Joe was the first one jumping off the bench when he made that save at the end [against West Ham], which tells you a lot about the group.”
In January, Dyche said he would only listen to approaches for Hart if the player wanted to leave.
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