Manchester United goalkeeper Dean Henderson remains on the books at the Old Trafford side and, despite being desperate to leave, remains a Red Devil, despite the season kicking off this weekend.

The goalkeeper has been heavily linked with a move to Nottingham Forest, with a deal thought to be achievable for Steve Cooper’s side.

However, a report from The Sun has claimed that Henderson has not yet completed his move to the East Midlands due to an injury the Englishman has picked up.

The 26-year-old goalkeeper tore his thigh in January whilst on loan at Nottingham Forest, which led to Cooper’s side signing Champions League-winning goalkeeper Keylor Navas, with the Costa Rica goalkeeper vital during the second half of the season.

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Henderson is back in light training

According to the report, Henderson is back in light training following the issue he suffered midway through last season but a return to first-team action remains unlikely.

Forest are eager to sign the goalkeeper this summer. However, they have not yet been able to complete a deal due to the severity of the goalkeeper’s thigh issue.

The strenuous medical required by the East Midlands side could risk aggravating the injury he has suffered, with both sides prepared to wait before signing off on the deal.

Hope deal will be done

According to the same report, there is hope from those at Forest that a deal can be done towards the end of the window.

Both sides are happy to wait for the goalkeeper to recover from his injury. Forest have also reportedly agreed a deal with Arsenal for Matt Turner, although the move for the American is not thought to have any impact on their pursuit of United’s Henderson, according to the BBC.

United will be hoping they can get the goalkeeper off their books with money needing to be generated if United are to add any more signings to the three they have already made this summer.

Jean Clair-Todibo and Sofyan Amrabat have been heavily linked to United recently, although sales are key.

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