Paris Saint-Germain goalkeeper Salvatore Sirigu has agreed a loan move to Sevilla for the rest of the 2016-2017 campaign following recent speculation linking the Italian with Everton and Hull City. The deal closes the door on Joe Hart despite recent reports claiming the Europa League winners had the Manchester City outcast on their list of potential targets to fight with Sergio Rico for the number one role.
New Sevilla boss Jorge Sampaoli has been on the hunt for a new keeper since August after second goalie David Soria suffered an injury. Sirigu, Hart and Valencia's Diego Alves have since been named as the three potential candidates to move to the La Liga side.
Daily Mail reported this month that the Manchester City star was keen on moving to Andalucia while Everton and Borussia Dortmund were also monitoring the situation, as the England international is available to leave the Eithad Stadium after falling out with Pep Guardiola.
However, it later emerged that Sampaoli was not convinced about Hart's ability with the ball at his feet, which is the same reason why Guardiola has opted to replace him with Claudio Bravo.
Sirigu has since been tipped to leave the Ligue 1 champions as he has been frozen out at PSG, following last summer's arrival of Kevin Trapp from Eintracht Frankfurt and the recent return of Alphonse Areola from his successful loan spell at Villarreal.
Reputable French publication Le Parisien reported that the La Liga side faces stiff competition to secure the 29-year-old keeper as Everton and Hull were also interested in acquiring his signature.
However, PSG have now confirmed that Sevilla have won the race after the Ligue 1 millionaires have agreed to send the keeper to the Europa League side for the remaining of the campaign.
"Salvatore Sirigu joins Sevila on a season-long loan. The Italian goalkeeper has left Paris Saint-Germain for a season-long loan with the Andalusian club. The loan does not include a purchase option," the club confirmed through the official website.
The Italian's move to the Europa League winners adds even more uncertainty to Hart's future. Everton boss Ronald Koeman has also ruled out making a move for the Manchester City star despite looking for a new stopper, with Sirigu no longer being an option.