Chelsea line up surprise transfer raid on Manchester United

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Chelsea are reportedly one of the clubs interested in a potential transfer raid on Manchester United for impressive young goalkeeper Dean Henderson.

The Red Devils shot-stopper is really shining on loan at Sheffield United this season and his form has attracted the attention of both Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain, according to ESPN.

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Chelsea manager Frank Lampard looks in need of a replacement for Kepa Arrizabalaga in goal next season, with the Spaniard’s form dipping significantly this term, leading to him being dropped for the Blues’ recent 2-2 draw with Leicester City.

Spanish outlet Cope have recently claimed Lampard has asked the Chelsea board for a new ‘keeper this summer, and Henderson could be ideal for the west London giants.

Despite the 22-year-old looking a superb prospect for United, his path to the first-team at Old Trafford is a hugely challenging one due to the presence of both David de Gea and Sergio Romero.

Dean Henderson to leave Manchester United for Chelsea?

At Chelsea, Henderson could surely become number one straight away without having to drop down a level as he has done with Sheffield United.

The Blades are admittedly enjoying a superb season, but one imagines Henderson will feel he’s good enough to play for a more established side in the near future, and Kepa’s situation at Chelsea surely means this could be a good move for him.

Man Utd, however, will surely want to avoid strengthening a big six rival, so that could give PSG an advantage in any transfer battle.

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