Premier League club have ‘deal in place’ to sign Manchester United star

Manchester United's Dean Henderson, Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Harry Maguire react after conceding.

Manchester United star is a part of Nottingham Forest’s plans going into the new season REUTERS/Oli Scarff.

Nottingham Forest signed 29 players across two transfer windows last season and narrowly avoided relegation. For this season, the hierarchy may adopt a different approach: streamline the bloated squad and make limited but quality additions.

Having already released six players, including former Manchester United academy star Jesse Lingard, Forest are now working on making new signings for Steve Cooper.

Forest have already confirmed the signing of striker Chris Wood from Newcastle. They are also considering making a move for USMNT midfielder Tyler Adams, who’s expected to depart Elland Road following Leeds United’s relegation.

Nottingham Forest working on signing Manchester United star

According to the Daily Mail, Forest also have a deal in place for Manchester United man Dean Henderson.

The English goalkeeper, who joined Forest on a season-long loan from United, missed large parts of the second half of the season due to injury, with PSG loanee Keylor Navas filling in for him during the club’s relegation battle.

However, Henderson is still highly rated by Cooper and Forest want to sign him permanently this summer.

As things stand, he’s due to return to Carrington for the start of the pre-season. But Erik ten Hag’s decision to extend David de Gea’s contract could make things easier for Forest in their bid to secure the 26-year-old’s signature.

The Red Devils, meanwhile, are also keen to bring in a new goalkeeper. Ten Hag doesn’t want to spend big to strengthen the department, but at the same time, he has not given the Spaniard any assurances of his place in his side.

The Dutch coach instead is more keen on rejuvenating his midfield. It is understood that United are monitoring Mason Mount and Declan Rice. However, moves for both players are viewed as difficult due to the finances required to address multiple areas this summer.