Sheffield United will have to pay a club record £20m transfer fee to sign Dean Henderson, according to the Sun.
That is apparently how much Manchester United will demand for the goalkeeper, who is currently on a season-long loan at Bramall Lane.
Henderson recently signed a new contract extension with the Red Devils. Therefore, they are in strong position to demand a high fee for the 22-year-old.
Despite his costly mistake in the 1-0 defeat to Liverpool, Henderson is one of the most highly rated young ‘keepers in the Premier League.
England manager Gareth Southgate has already admitted the Blades loanee is close to a senior call-up.
However, Henderson is unlikely to get a chance at Old Trafford anytime soon. That is because David de Gea has also penned a new deal, keeping him at the club until 2023.
With Henderson keen to make an impression on the international stage, he would reportedly be open to a regular first choice role away from Man United.
The Blades would be keen, but his fee and wage demands could prove too high for them.
Would Blades break transfer record for Henderson?
Following their promotion from the Championship, the Blades broke their transfer record four times this summer.
The highest was for Oli McBurnie, with BBC Sport reporting Swansea City received £17.5m. That could rise to £20m with add-ons.
It means that the South Yorkshire side would have to top this in order to sign Henderson permanently. However, they have already shown they are ready to spend big with the McBurnie deal.
Bringing in Henderson on a permanent basis would also be a massive coup. There is every chance he could be an England player and see his value increase further in the near future.
Also, because of Henderson’s age, he has plenty of potential to improve significantly.
First, the Blades would need to secure their top flight status for at least another season. Then see if they have the funds available to land the stopper.