Manchester City’s fortune has unsurprisingly seen them become linked with almost every half decent footballer in world football.
What may come as a surprise are reports that Roberto Mancini is considering taking a risk on the fitness of former Bayern Munich and Manchester United midfielder, Owen Hargreaves.
If he was to follow his interest, Hargreaves would be available on a free transfer.
The Canadian-born England international’s talent is obvious; the problem is too many question marks surround his fitness.
Former teammate Wayne Rooney has spoken in support of Hargreaves potential transfer to Manchester City. In an interview with BBC Sport, Rooney said: “He is a nice lad, who has worked extremely hard to try and get back playing. Obviously, I wish him luck, and I hope he gets back playing.”
“When he is fully fit, he is a great player,” he added.
Manchester City duo Joleon Lescott and Joe Hargreaves have also spoken in favour of Hargreaves rumoured transfer to the Etihad Stadium.
"Owen Hargreaves has done great for Bayern Munich," said Hart.
"He has struggled a bit since he came to Manchester United but that is not down to ability, just his fitness. If he can get himself fit and does sign for Manchester City, it can only be a positive."
If he were to sign for City it would add some defensive solidity to a side which has been boosted by the arrivals of striker Sergio Aguero and forward Samir Nasri this summer.
Lescott added: "Owen is an experienced player, he has played in the Champions League, is an international. It is only going to be good for the City squad if he signs.
"People ask if it represents a gamble but the club know what they are doing; Owen knows what he is doing. He is still a good player.
"If we can get him fit, I'm sure it won't be very long before he is back to his best. He will be a player with a point to prove after his injuries."