Man Utd in ‘advanced talks’ with Prem rivals after Ten Hag ‘sanctions’ player departure; star has wanted out for months

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Manchester United are deep in negotiations with another Premier League club over the departure of one of their English players, according to a report.

Man Utd look set to improve several positions this summer as manager Erik ten Hag attempts to get them to catch up with the likes of Manchester City and Arsenal. Ten Hag’s priority is to sign a new centre-forward who can help take some of the burden off Marcus Rashford’s shoulders when it comes to scoring goals.

On Monday, TEAMtalk exclusively revealed Man Utd had decided Victor Osimhen’s £150million price tag was too high. They have resultantly cooled their interest in the Napoli star, with Atalanta’s Rasmus Hojlund now being eyed as a cheaper alternative.

The Red Devils are also in pole position to sign England midfielder Mason Mount from Chelsea. They have agreed personal terms with Mount, although the two clubs are still some way apart when it comes to their valuations of the player.

Once the attack and midfield are sorted, Man Utd will work with Ten Hag to try and bring in a new right-back and a new goalkeeper. Porto star Diogo Costa could come in and become Man Utd’s new number one. But while Costa may arrive at Old Trafford, current option Dean Henderson looks set to leave.

On Tuesday morning, it emerged West Ham are interested in a double swoop for Henderson and Man Utd team-mate Scott McTominay.

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However, West Ham look like they could miss out on the shot-stopper to Nottingham Forest. As per talkSPORT, Forest are in ‘advanced talks’ with Man Utd over Henderson’s permanent switch.

Steve Cooper’s side are currently ‘leading the chase’ for Henderson and have been given the green light by Ten Hag, who has ‘sanctioned his exit’.

Man Utd player can finally have new beginning

Henderson will be delighted about this. He has been looking for a permanent move away from Old Trafford for over a year after failing to get ahead of David de Gea in the pecking order, despite the 32-year-old’s limitations.

It is not yet known how much Man Utd will make from Henderson’s transfer. But they should be able to receive decent money for him given his performances in a Forest shirt and the fact he is 26, which means he is heading towards his prime years.

The potential move comes after the Englishman spent the season on loan at Forest, where he kept six clean sheets in 20 appearances before his campaign was ended early by a thigh injury. Keylor Navas has done a great job in Henderson’s absence, so he will have to win his starting spot back from the Costa Rica international if a return to the City Ground does reach completion.

West Ham could yet race in and scupper Forest’s plans. But at this moment in time, the East Midlands outfit are in a great position to sign Henderson. They are further along in their hunt for his signature and also have a previous relationship with him thanks to the loan spell.

Meanwhile, Man Utd and Tottenham may end up regretting a transfer decision as Aston Villa close in on one of their former targets.