Man Utd transfer in doubt as £30m star is ‘not currently an active target’ for PL side

Joe Williams
Man Utd goalkeeper Dean Henderson
Dean Henderson could be on his way back to Nottingham Forest this summer.

Man Utd will struggle to sell Dean Henderon to Nottingham Forest this summer as they have put their interest on ice, according to reports.

The Red Devils have been looking to offload the England international this summer as they look to get in a fee to compensate for the €55m they spent on Andre Onana.

Henderson spent last season on loan at Nottingham Forest but missed the second half of the campaign through injury as the east Midlands club survived relegation.

There have been reports that Man Utd are looking for £30m for Henderson this summer but that Forest would prefer another loan move.

Forest have brought in Matt Turner from Arsenal and The Athletic now claims that the USA international is set to get an opportunity to become their number one this season.

It claimed that Henderson ‘is not currently an active target for Nottingham Forest’ and that Turner ‘will finally get the Premier League opportunity he craves’.

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The Athletic has revealed the latest:

‘Forest’s plans to bring Henderson back for a second spell — again on loan, with either an obligation or an option to buy — are now in limbo. Henderson’s thigh injury posed one problem when it came to him undergoing a rigorous medical. Ironically, while Henderson has edged closer to full fitness,  an injury to his United teammate, Tom Heaton, has become a second potential hurdle.

‘United are not in a rush to let Henderson move on and, having signed Turner, Forest do not view signing Henderson as an immediate priority.’

Man Utd have also been looking to offload Harry Maguire this summer but West Ham pulled out of a £30m deal after getting tired of waiting for an answer from the England international.

And transfer expert Fabrizio Romano has now revealed the two reasons that a deal to West Ham didn’t get over the line.

Romano wrote in his Caught Offside column: “It’s going to be an important week for Manchester United, and at the moment the Harry Maguire deal with West Ham is off – it’s collapsed. Let’s see if the story can change, or if other clubs can jump on this deal, but at the moment with West Ham it’s collapsed.

“There has been no agreement between Man United and Maguire on the pay-off, and no agreement between Maguire and West Ham on the salary, so now after days and days of waiting, there’s a chance Maguire will stay at Old Trafford as an important rotation player.

“Let’s see now how this affects Benjamin Pavard. He told Bayern he won’t sign a new contract and he wants to join United, but it was linked to Maguire’s future as well.

“If Maguire stays, it’s difficult to see Man United going and spending big money on a new centre-back. That’s the feeling at the club today, also because Erik ten Hag really appreciates Victor Lindelof.

“In the end, there were two problems: Maguire’s pay-off not agreed with Man United and also his potential contract at West Ham, not discussed in details but complicated in principle.

“West Ham have now decided to look at different options – one player they asked for recently was Merih Demiral, but the player will join Al Ahli, it’s 100% done, so there will be new options to consider.

“Staying with Man Utd, it’s gone a bit quiet on Sofyan Amrabat, but it simply remains the case that United have to sell two midfielders before signing Amrabat. Fred is gone; the other one could be Donny van de Beek but there’s still no agreement with Real Sociedad.

“Another option could be Scott McTominay in case West Ham return or another club joins the race. Still, for now Fiorentina have not received any official bid for Amrabat yet.”