Manchester United shot-stopper Dean Henderson will be targeted by Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain in the summer transfer market, according to reports.
The 22-year-old star has impressed on his season-long loan stint at Sheffield United, keeping nine clean sheets in 26 matches having also starred for the Blades in the EFL Championship last season.
With David de Gea firmly established as the club’s No.1, Blades chief Chris Wilder may see an opportunity to hold on to Dean for another season.
Extending the English stopper’s stay at Brammall Lane could be complicated, however, by interest from French giants PSG and Chelsea, as claimed by ESPN.
Henderson has been a vital cog in his side’s meteoric rise this season, marshalling the second-best defence in the PL, with leaders Liverpool having conceded fewer goals and is believed to be unwilling to return to Old Trafford as David’s understudy.
His accomplished displays have sparked speculation he could be called-up to Gareth Southgate’s UEFA Euro 2020 roster, where he could play second-fiddle to Everton star Jordan Pickford.
Manchester United will have to battle to retain the services of the promising youngster, as both the Blues and Parisians are likely to be able to offer Champions League football.
Blues stopper Kepa Arrizabalaga will be waiting with bated breathe to see if manager Frank Lampard drops him for the second match in a row, when the Blues take on the Red Devils on Monday.
The world’s most expensive keeper was apparently ‘shocked’ by the decision, and if relations sour between manager and player, the No.1 spot may be open for the likes of Henderson to fill.