Newcastle continue talks with Man Utd over Dean Henderson

Newcastle are continuing to hold talks with Manchester United over a deal for goalkeeper Dean Henderson.

The Magpies have been long-term admirers of the 25-year-old, who has been unable to dislodge David de Gea as United’s number one goalkeeper last season despite signing a new long-term contract in 2020.

Henderson has made it clear that he wants to play regular first-team football and 90min reported in May that talks were being held between Newcastle and Man Utd for a player the Magpies initially wanted to sign in January.

Talks are continuing between the two clubs, 90min understands, with an agreement over whether it will be a loan deal or permanent move still yet to be decided.

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Henderson has already agreed personal terms with Newcastle and is waiting for the two clubs to decide the make up of a deal – Eddie Howe’s side are willing to use up a domestic loan slot if necessary whereas Man Utd would prefer a permanent deal.

If Newcastle are to successfully buy Henderson, it’s likely they will try to negotiate a fee under £20m, although it’s unclear how highly the Red Devils value the England international given he has a contract until 2025.

Newcastle are also close to finalising the signing of Reims’ teenage sensation Hugo Ekitike after months of back and forth negotiations. 90min understands a €31m (£26.4m) deal is in place after seeing off interest from the likes of Borussia Dortmund and Bayer Leverkusen.

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