Paper Talk: Leeds among three keen, as Man Utd face battle to keep star

Date published: Sunday 22nd November 2020 8:29 - Jonny Whitfield

Dean Henderson, Lee Grant

Manchester United could field interest in one star from three clubs in January, while Manchester City want new contracts for a key pair – all in the latest Paper Talk.



Manchester United goalkeeper Dean Henderson wants to move out of the club on loan in January, according to a report.

The 23-year-old has only played three times since his move back to Old Trafford in recent months. But he is yet to start in the Premier League, with David de Gea United’s firm No 1.

Indeed, his only appearances have come in the Carabao Cup and the Champions League. But should United progress in both competitions, it is likely that De Gea will maintain his spot.

As such, The Sun on Sunday claims that Henderson would ‘jump at’ the chance to secure more game time. Chief among the stopper’s concerns are his place in the England squad.

The goalkeeper earned his first cap recently but knows that, without game time, Three Lions boss Gareth Southgate could look elsewhere.

What’s more, the newspaper notes three other players who could feasibly take his place. Sheffield United’s Aaron Ramsdale, West Brom’s Sam Johnstone and Alex McCarthy of Southampton are all playing regular Premier League football.

As such, Henderson is reportedly ‘kicking his heels’ and becoming ‘impatient’.

As for where he could move to, The Sun on Sunday says that Leeds and Brighton could look at a swoop. Bournemouth have also registered initial interest.

But while the Red Devils may face a battle to keep Henderson in January, it is United who will have the final say on his future.




Gabriel Jesus is in line for a bumper new contract at Manchester City (Star on Sunday)

City also want to tie Raheem Sterling down after Pep Guardiola’s Etihad extension (Sunday Mirror)

Another pressing Guardiola priority, though, is to find a successor to striker Sergio Aguero (Sunday Telegraph)

Meanwhile, Man Utd are to press ahead with plans to sell Sergio Romero in January (Sunday Mirror)

United eye Everton supremo Marcel Brands as an ideal candidate for a sporting director role at Old Trafford (Sun on Sunday)

Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud is a target for Inter Miami boss David Beckham (Sunday Mirror)

Giroud is also a target for Inter Milan, as is Liverpool’s Georginio Wijnaldum (Corrierre dello Sport)

Juventus’ interest has put United at risk of losing out on Icelandic starlet Isak Bergmann Johannesson (Sunday Mirror)

Harry Kane has hailed the impact that Gareth Bale and Joe Hart have had on Tottenham (

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The Jeff Astle Foundation has heard from about 30 new families of former professional players with dementia just this month (Sunday Telegraph)

Inter head coach Antonio Conte says that Christian Eriksen has had enough chances to settle in his team (Goal)

But amid talk of a swap deal with Arsenal for the Dane, Gunners midfielder Granit Xhaka is happy in north London (Calciomercato)

United have a genuine interest in bringing Eriksen back to the Premier League (Corrierre dello Sport)

Football’s lawmakers are under increasing pressure to end the recent Premier League handball controversy (Mail on Sunday)

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