Manchester United could allegedly let Dean Henderson depart on loan for Eddie Howe’s Newcastle United before Monday’s deadline.
The 24-year-old Englishman continues to play second fiddle to the Spain international David de Gea in between the sticks at the Theatre of Dreams and is supposedly hopeful of a departure at some point this year.
Southampton have been mentioned with a late swoop for Dean, but according to a report from a British publication the Daily Mail, the Magpies are now in the pole position to strike a deal for the player.
The report adds that there is confidence from both outfits that a can deal can be secured before Monday’s deadline, although that would rule out the Toons’ prospects of securing Jesse Lingard’s services.
Ralf Rangnick was supposedly interested in keeping Henderson on the books with the club still competing in the UEFA Champions League, but the interim manager has now accepted that the ex-Sheffield United loanee needs regular playing time.
He has only made one UCL and one EFL Cup appearance for the Premier League giants this term and boasts a total of 13 clean sheets in 28 matches for his team in all tournaments.