KEY POINTS

  • Chelsea and Spurs are interested in Man Utd's Dean Henderson
  • Henderson currently is frustrated with the lack of first-team matches at Man Utd
  • He has made just three league appearances for Man Utd this season

Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea are reportedly keeping an eye on Dean Henderson’s situation at Manchester United ahead of the 2021 summer transfer window.

Henderson, who spent the last two seasons on loan at Sheffield Shield before returning to Old Trafford to fight for his place, is believed to be unhappy with his current situation of playing second fiddle to the club’s first-choice goalkeeper David de Gea, Sports Illustrated reported.

The 23-year-old is frustrated with his lack of first-team opportunities at Manchester United, having made only 12 appearances this season, many of which have come in the FA Cup and Europa League. Considering Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is backing the experienced de Gea to remain the Red Devils’ first-choice keeper, Henderson may choose to part ways with Manchester United, with Spurs, Chelsea, and West Ham interested in signing the Englishman.

Chelsea bought Edouard Mendy last summer, who along with Kepa Arrizabalaga is fighting for a place between the posts. While new Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel has made it clear that Mendy remains his top choice, the doors also have not been closed for Kepa.

While Spurs have Hugo Lloris, West Ham have Lukasz Fabianski. However, Fabianski's current deal is set to expire at the end of the 2020-21 campaign.

After Manchester United’s latest 4-0 win over Real Sociedad last week in the Europa League, Solskjaer opened up on his goalkeeper situation in a post-match interview.

"Dean is in with a shout. We pick a team on Saturday and Dean was very solid, good kicking and he could or should have had an assist for Marcus, which is another thing we worked on. He was clean in his handling, clean in his short passes and it was a good performance. He is maturing all the time but I have a very, very good goalkeeper in David [De Gea]. He saved us against West Brom so I can’t say to you now. I always speak to the players first before I say who’s playing and they will know," said Solskjaer.

Dean Henderson of Sheffield United Dean Henderson of Sheffield United Photo: Getty Images | Dan Istitene

Manchester United are set to travel to London to take on Chelsea in the Premier League Sunday. As of now, Solskjaer’s side is placed second in the league table, 10 points behind leaders Manchester City.