Manchester United goalkeeper Dean Henderson is nearing a summer exit to Nottingham Forest.

Fabrizio Romano reports talks have been ongoing with Nottingham Forest, who are keen to sign him permanently.

Dean Henderson spent last season on loan at Forest, although saw his campaign end early due to injury.

Forest finished in 16th place to stay up, and a permanent move for the goalkeeper is expected. The MEN reported at the end of last month Forest could pay up to £30 million.

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Dean Henderson pushing for exit

Transfer expert Fabrizio Romano told The United Stand that an exit for Dean Henderson is getting nearer.

He explained: “This is close. This is something which has been discussed for weeks, two to three weeks, discussion between Nottingham Forest, Manchester United, the agents of the player.

“The player wants to go. Manchester United want to accept that proposal. It is just a matter of time. I’m told its not done yet but should be very soon.”

It is not surprising to hear Dean Henderson has a desire to leave. He has seemed mentally checked out of Manchester United from the moment he left on loan last summer.

He is a player Manchester United could land a decent fee for too. £30 million could really boost the club’s transfer budget.

Henderson’s injury would make the fee a bit of a gamble from Forest. £30 million might be a low figure for a player who has the ability to be an England international regular.

But if he suffers a relapse of his torn thigh muscle which recently required surgery, and has left him with a battle to be fit in time for pre-season, then United will end up being very glad to have cashed in.

Henderson only wants to be at United if he is number one, and it does not appear this is an option being considered by Erik ten Hag. An early sale would be in everybody’s best interests.

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