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Spurs boss Mourinho targeting Henderson reunion - report

Dean Henderson (Getty Images)
Dean Henderson (Getty Images)

Tottenham have been tipped to join the race to clinch the services of Manchester United goalkeeper Dean Henderson in the off-season transfer window.

Henderson has been in fine form on loan at Sheffield United from Man United this season and has been touted as replacing David de Gea on his return to his parent club.

The 23-year-old has kept an impressive ten clean sheets for the Blades this season and was expected to be named in Gareth Southgate's England squad for the friendlies against Italy and Denmark before those games were postponed.

Henderson has been linked with a move to Chelsea as well as another loan move to Sheffield United, with doubts that the Blades would be able to afford a permanent deal for the goalkeeper.

And now The Sun has claimed that Spurs 'have joined the chase for £22 million-rated' Henderson with Jose Mourinho hoping the Man United keeper can 'scrap' with Hugo Lloris for the number one jersey.

Former Red Devils' boss Mourinho 'helped launch' Henderson's career, according to The Sun, with the Portuguese coach sanctioning his initial loan to Sheffield United when they were playing in the Championship last term.

Despite interest from elsewhere, the report adds that if he was to leave Man United then Henderson's 'preferred destination would be Bramall Lane so he could be closer to his family'.

- TEAMtalk media