Manchester United hopes to have found a use for Dean Henderson…
The England goalkeeper is on loan at Nottingham Forest after failing to establish himself as the club’s first choice at Old Trafford. As Steve Cooper traded for Keylor Navas in January, he is no longer Forest’s first choice.
So Henderson will return to United at the end of the season, and if he doesn’t blast Erik ten Hag’s socks off like he predicted last summer, the former Sheffield United loanee will be on his way again, despite the fact that United is seeking for a new goalie.
According to ESPN, Tottenham is keen on signing Henderson as a long-term alternative for Hugo Lloris. They are also interested in Jordan Pickford, but the England goalkeeper is unlikely to leave Everton unless the Toffees are demoted.
Spurs’ interest benefits United because it “may urge Daniel Levy to be more open to talks over a deal for Harry Kane.” It’s possible. Yet, it is unlikely to reduce Levy’s £100 million assessment of the England striker.
With Henderson on his way out and David De Gea unlikely to be extended beyond the end of the season, United is rumored to be interested in Brentford’s David Raya and Porto’s Diogo Costa.
CHELSEA THREATENS ROMA WITH LUKAKU
Romelu Lukaku, like Henderson, will return to his original club this summer before being shipped out again. If Chelsea can find a taker…
Inter Milan has no intention of re-signing Lukaku for a third time, but the Belgian might return to Serie A if Chelsea can use him as a bargaining chip to re-sign another of their former attackers.
According to Calciomercato, the Blues hope that putting Lukaku on the table will lessen Roma’s demands for Tammy Abraham if they are to sell him. Chelsea has a buy-back option on the England center-forward, but Todd Boehly wants a decrease on the £70 million price tag to activate it.
With Florian Wirtz back in the Germany squad after missing the World Cup due to a knee injury, the vultures are circling the Bayer Leverkusen wonderkid once more.
According to 90min, Manchester City is among the clubs keeping a close eye on Wirtz, with Arsenal, Tottenham Hotspur, and Newcastle also keeping a close eye on the 19-year-old.
Real Madrid, according to Fabrizio Romano, is also interested, and Wirtz has already mentioned Barcelona. But, Leverkusen hopes to retain their most valuable asset with the promise of a major role as Germany prepares to host the European Championships.