Manchester United are closing in on the long-awaited sale of Dean Henderson in a move that could have major repercussions on the last week of their transfer window.
Erik ten Hag’s side, who have laboured to two wins from their opening three games of the season, have already spent over £150m this summer on the additions of Mason Mount, Andre Onana and Rasmus Hojlund.
They were desperate to add another midfielder to their ranks too, but any addition has been conditional on raising money from sales in order to comply with financial fair play regulations.
To that end, only Fred has left for a significant transfer fee this summer, with both Scott McTominay and Harry Maguire rejecting the chance to depart and their exits now looking unlikely.
Now they are set to receive another major fee, with Crystal Palace closing in on a deal to sign goalkeeper Dean Henderson on a permanent basis.
The Red Devils are set to receive £15m up front, plus a potential £5m further in add-ons, all of which can be recorded as profit due to the fact that Henderson is homegrown.
They will replace the shot-stopper with Turkish goalkeeper Altay Bayindir, who has already undergone a medical ahead of a proposed £6m move to Old Trafford. However, this will leave more money in the transfer budget to potentially finally add a midfielder, with Sofyan Amrabat thought to be high on their list of targets.
The Moroccan midfielder is currently training away from the remainder of the Fiorentina squad and has been left out of their last two games amid speculation of a potential move away, though United will face a race against time with the transfer deadline on Friday.