The future of Dean Henderson remains uncertain under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at Manchester United.
The 23-year-old has had two impressive seasons on loan at Sheffield United and has since returned to Old Trafford ahead of the 2020/21 Premier League campaign.
Although the Blades are keen to see him return, they are likely to be priced out of a permanent deal because Henderson has another two years on his contract with United.
Despite his recent struggles, Solskjaer has previously claimed that David de Gea is the best goalkeeper in Europe, which suggests he would not consider changing his first-choice stopper.
Dean Henderson has impressed on loan at Sheffield United
The Mirror have now reported that Solskjaer and his coaching staff are keen for Henderson to go out on loan for another year, but that the player himself wants to ‘take his career to the next level’.
They add that Chelsea are keen to bring him in before the new season, but they will have to shift out-of-favour keeper Kepa Arrizabalaga before sanctioning a replacement.
Solskjaer said of Henderson back in November: “Sheffield United and Chris Wilder have had a big impact on him.
“He’s learning and growing as a human being and as a player. He’ll come back one day and he’ll have a good career at Man United.“
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer continues to show faith in David de Gea at Man Utd
Frank Lampard decided to drop Kepa for Willy Caballero towards the end of the season, which included their FA Cup final defeat at the hands of Arsenal at Wembley earlier this month.
He said of that decision: “To be honest my plan anyway was for him to play the FA Cup throughout pretty much.
“And he plays, he got a clean sheet last week and we rely on him and we trust in him.”
Wilder said of his desire to keep Henderson last month: “Dean and Manchester United know our views on that, we…