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Manchester United goalkeepers Dean Henderson (left) and David de Gea. Photo: PA Wire

Manchester United goalkeepers Dean Henderson (left) and David de Gea. Photo: PA Wire

Manchester United goalkeepers Dean Henderson (left) and David de Gea. Photo: PA Wire

Manchester United have agreed a season-long loan deal with Nottingham Forest for Dean Henderson.

The 25-year-old will undergo a medical, with the newly promoted club covering 100pc of the goalkeeper’s salary. Forest were in the market for a goalkeeper after Brice Samba informed the club he wants to leave this summer. Henderson spent the 2019-20 season on loan at Sheffield United, keeping 13 clean sheets in 36 league games, but has struggled to make an impact at Old Trafford this season, with David De Gea the firm first choice.

United will submit an improved bid for Barcelona’s Frenkie De Jong. A €60 million bid was previously turned down, with the Catalan club seeking €75 million for the 25-year-old. Erik ten Hag is extremely keen on bringing his former player to Old Trafford, and the fact that Barcelona need to balance their books will play into United’s hands.

United are also in talks to sign Watford goalkeeper Daniel Bachmann as a back-up. Watford are keen to sell the 27-year-old on a permanent contract, with a €4.6 million deal on the table.

Meanwhile, Zinedine Zidane has spoken about the possibility of managing United in the future, admitting that not being fluent in English is a problem. The World Cup winner was linked with the club after the dismissal of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, and said that if he was to go to Old Trafford, it would be to win.

“Never say never, said the 50-year-old. “When I was a player, I could choose almost every club. As a coach, there are two or three possibilities. If I go back to a club, it's to win, I say this in all modesty. That's why I can't just go anywhere.

"The language makes things more difficult. When people say to me, do you want to go to Manchester?' I understand English but I don't fully master it. I know that there are coaches who go to clubs without speaking the language, but I work differently.”

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