Chelsea’s need for a new goalkeeper keeps getting emphasized — along with a new defense — and a number of names have been rumored, from Jan Oblak to Dean Henderson. However, both of these options are proving difficult in their own right. Oblak’s €120m price tag is a major obstacle (assuming he’d even be willing to come) while in case of Henderson, Manchester United are unlikely to sell a promising 23-year-old to a rival, especially one whom they might need just as much as Chelsea.
Sheffield United, where Henderson has been plying his trade for the past two seasons on loan, are banking on this and, according to the Sheffield Star, are optimistic that Manchester United will give them a third consecutive loan as part of a long-term plan back at Old Trafford.
David De Gea’s levels have dropped considerably in the last two seasons, but Solksjær’s apparently willing to keep faith in him for one more season. In the meantime, Henderson is not expected to force a move away, trusting that he will get his chance eventually with his boyhood club, which is his preference. He’s said to be happy to put in one more season at Brammal Lane until then, and rebuff any interest from Chelsea.