Manchester United are reportedly keen on selling Dean Henderson now to raise funds for more signings through the door at Old Trafford this summer.

According to an exclusive from Alan Nixon, on his Patreon, United were discussing deals with Nottingham Forest and Crystal Palace about a loan deal with an obligation to buy next summer but the Red Devils have performed a U-turn.

Now, according to Nixon, United are keen to sell Henderson for a fee this summer to try and recoup funds to invest in signings with time running out in the transfer window.

Palace are now the frontrunners for his signature and a move could happen towards the deadline, which is next Friday.

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Henderson’s situation

Forest are reportedly unwilling to go in with a cash offer for the Englishman which leaves Palace as the only side interested in the goalkeeper.

United value Henderson at £20 million and the goalkeeper, who was encouraged by Erik ten Hag to remain at Old Trafford according to The Mirror, is seen as a fringe player who can bring in funds to improve other areas of the squad.

United’s struggles in selling Harry Maguire and Scott McTominay have left Henderson being the only player who can bring in funds for the rebuild.

The Red Devils already have a replacement for the Englishman so the goalkeeper seems the likely sale for United.

Goalkeeping replacement

The goalkeeper that Nixon implied United have lined up as a replacement is seemingly Altay Bayindir. The Fenerbahce goalkeeper could sign for Erik ten Hag’s side for £5 million.

The Turkish goalkeeper will need to pass a medical before he signs for the Old Trafford club following a back issue that has come up according to The Athletic.

If Henderson were to leave and Bayindir came in to replace him, then United would have £15 million to add to their war chest for one final push for a midfield signing.

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