Whether Manchester United goalkeeper Dean Henderson will rejoin Sheffield United this summer remains in doubt.
The 22-year-old has apparently told officials at Old Trafford he would like to return to South Yorkshire.
However, it was initially hoped that the deal would be concluded before Henderson left to represent England at the European Under-21 Championships.
Yet that has not happened, with the Three Lions beginning their campaign against France today. The return of Henderson to Bramall Lane has been cast into further doubt after a recent interview with the Daily Mail.
In it the ‘keeper said he felt he was ready for first team football with the Red Devils. Henderson has admittedly made no secret of his desire to breakthrough at his boyhood club. He is also a very confident figure.
Whether Ole Gunnar Solskjaer would be prepared to drop David de Gea for him is a different story.
Manchester United set new Henderson deadline
The News and Star reports that a decision will now be made on the future of Henderson after the Euros. Depending on how well England do, that could be as late as June 30.
The Blades are yet to make any new signings this summer as they prepare for their first season in the Premier League in 12 years.
It had seemed that bringing back on Henderson on loan would be their most simple deal. Negotiations are set to continue to try and make that happen throughout the Euros.
Yet this latest setback, coupled with Henderson’s recent comments, has started to cast some doubt over whether it will happen. Chris Wilder now needs to demonstrate his powers of persuasion once again.