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Manchester United set for 7th summer departure as Nottingham Forest close in on Dean Henderson


Manchester United are set to oversee their seventh summer departure, with second-choice goalkeeper Dean Henderson closing in on a loan move to newly-promoted Nottingham Forest in a deal that is expected to include an option to buy at the end of his time at the City Ground.

The Red Devils have already seen their squad decimated by players leaving at the end of their contracts, with Nemanja Matic, Paul Pogba, Jesse Lingard, Juan Mata and Edinson Cavani all having left on free transfers this summer.

Additionally, third-choice goalkeeper Lee Grant announced his retirement, taking their total departures to six, with nothing but a smaller wage bill to show for it.

Now, it could be another, with Henderson 'close' to joining Nottingham Forest on loan for the season, to replace Brice Samba, who is expected to leave the midlands club this summer.

As per Sky Sports, the loan move would include an option to buy set at around £20m.

It would leave Manchester United with a vacancy to fill as David de Gea's backup, though Tom Heaton could step up to no.2 if absolutely necessary.

Incomings quiet

Meanwhile, incomings remain quiet at Old Trafford, even as sides around them conclude their summer business.

Links to Frenkie de Jong refuse to go away, with the rumour having now persisted since April, while there are also links to Ajax attacker Antony and Sporting CP midfielder Palhinha.

However, little remains concrete, and United appear to be sitting by as targets are snatched away from them. The later they leave it, the more difficult the business will be to conduct.

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Ben Browning

Ben Browning

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