Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart is set to step aside next Sunday for their FA Cup semifinal against Chelsea.

The Mirror says Costel Pantilimon, the 6ft 8inch Romanian, has told friends he has been ­assured he will keep his place for the semi-final against Chelsea at Wembley.

He has been between the sticks this season as City have overcome ­Watford, Stoke, Leeds and Barnsley to reach the last four.