Sheffield United have been given a boost in their pursuit of Dean Henderson, with Chelsea now apparently turning their attentions to Burnley stopper, Nick Pope.
According to The Sun, the Blues have upped the ante in their pursuit of a new number one. But instead of moving for Henderson, Frank Lampard is now targeting England man Pope, who has an exceptional season for the Clarets.
Lampard is apparently becoming frustrated in his attempts to convince Manchester United to part ways with Henderson. He has, then, seemingly moved on to a new target in Pope.
The news is good news for Chris Wilder and his charges. The Blades are desperate to land Henderson on a third spell next season and are hoping Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will sanction another temporary spell away from Old Trafford.
With Chelsea now out of the picture, Wilder will no doubt be increasingly confident of seeing the 23-year-old back at Bramall Lane next term.
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While it’s clear Henderson is the number one choice for the Blades boss this summer, he’s also not a man to be messed about or be kept waiting around.
The season will soon be upon us again and Wilder’s already acted quickly to bring in Wes Foderingham. Don’t, then, bet against him moving for another goalkeeper if the Henderson situation isn’t looking like getting resolved.
There a number of stoppers out there being linked with the club. Ben Foster is a name that keeps getting mentioned, while Aaron Ramsdale has also been discussed.
Yes, Henderson remains the priority. But it won’t be the be-all and end-all for the Blades boss either.