Report: Mourinho wants Spurs to challenge Chelsea for Man United player

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Dom Le Roy

According to a report by Mundo Deportivo, Tottenham are set to push Chelsea for the services of Manchester United goalkeeper Dean Henderson this summer.

There have been contradictory reports regarding the goalkeeping position at Spurs, with some suggesting that the club want to bring in a shot-stopper to compete with Hugo Lloris for the number one spot (Daily Mail).

However, it was reported earlier this month that Tottenham were set to reward the Frenchman’s improved run of form with a new contract (ESPN).

Mundo Deportivo now claim that Henderson is in Tottenham’s sights on the back of the impressive season he has enjoyed on loan at Sheffield United.

The report reveals that the 23-year-old’s contract with Man Utd only has a year left to run, although there is already a new contract on the table from the Red Devils.

Despite this, it is claimed that Henderson will not sign unless he has assurances that he will be the club’s number one.

The report suggests that Chelsea are set to take advantage of the standoff and swoop for the England international this summer. The Blues are said to be ready to make a €60million (£54.25m) opening offer.

Mourinho has reportedly been a fan of Henderson since working with him at Old Trafford and wants to be reunited with the keeper at Spurs.

Spurs Web Opinion

I cannot see us spending big money on a potential number one this summer, particularly given the lack of funds and the need to prioritise additions. If anything, Hugo’s improved run of form since the restart would have reassured Mourinho and his coaching staff. I can only see us bringing in a young goalkeeper on the cheap to replace Michel Vorm. What we should do is wait and see if Henderson lets his contract run down, then snap him up on a free in 12 months.

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