According to reports the potential sale of Old Trafford star Dean Henderson is still likely, with talks expected.

Manchester United seem set on allowing Dean Henderson to leave this summer, after not playing him at all through preseason.

The Englishman was un-utilised with it being made evident he is third choice at the club, making an exit all the more likely.

Both Andre Onana and Tom Heaton have both been deployed as the number one and two in goal, which leaves Henderson surplus to requirements.

Due to this and the large transfer fee he could command, it seems United have made the decision to let him go.

However, it is just one club who seem to be taking an interest with reports suggesting there are talks expected in the next few days.

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Henderson to Forest ‘still on’

Tweeting this morning, respected journalist Fabrizio Romano revealed that despite the silence around a deal, it is still on the cards.

He wrote: “Nottingham Forest will speak again to Manchester United in the next days about Dean Henderson deal as there’s still no agreement on the formula – but it’s still on”.

This comes as positive news for many fans who may have been concerned that Forest’s move for Matt Turner would have ended their Henderson pursuit.

A deal for Turner is said to be done, however Steve Cooper’s side are still keen on bringing a second goalkeeper in.

With United looking for a reported £20million fee, this could be the sale they need in order to complete further deals for both Sofyan Amrabat and Jean-Clair Todibo.

Is selling the right move?

Henderson is a very good goalkeeper and if he had remained last summer he likely would have displaced David de Gea and could find himself in a different situation.

However he didn’t and left in the manner he did with that interview and now has a genuinely brilliant goalkeeper ahead of him.

Heaton also have got ahead of Henderson following the experienced goalkeepers rise in importance behind the scenes.

Therefore it makes little sense to keep a £20m goalkeeper who is also on high wages, at the the club to be third choice.

Hopefully an agreement is reached with Forest soon so the reported move for Amrabat can be completed.

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