Chelsea want Dean Henderson as their goalkeeper next season and have asked Manchester United to name their price.
Frank Lampard is in the market for a new keeper, with continuing doubts over the future of Kepa Arrizabalaga, who has failed to live up to his billing as the world’s most expensive goalkeeper.
However, Dean Henderson is a Manchester United player, and they have a big decision to make about his future. He is under contract at Old Trafford until 2022 and is regarded as a future number one at the club.
At the same time, he is unlikely to be content playing back-up to David de Gea next season, with his involvement limited to just cup games. They may not want to sell him to a direct rival but know also that they can command serious money for him which they could use to rebuild their squad in other areas.
Henderson has had a fine season at Sheffield United, keeping 12 clean sheets, including on Saturday evening as Chris Wilder’s side beat Chelsea 3 – 0 at Bramall Lane.
Andy is an exiled English football fan living in Cyprus. He loves all sports but football is his abiding passion, and he still has dreams every now and then about scoring the winning goal in a Wembley Cup Final, even though his playing days are long gone. He follows most major leagues, across Europe at least, and has a favoured team in each. When he’s not watching, listening, reading or downloading podcasts about football, he spend his time worrying about his beloved Arsenal.