Nottingham Forest are hoping to beat Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea to the signing of Dean Henderson this summer.

That is according to latest reports over the future of Manchester United's Cumbrian goalkeeper.

Henderson is currently on a season-long loan at Forest, where he is on the comeback trail following a thigh injury.

Should Forest survive in the Premier League, they are set to make their move for the Whitehaven star, reports Football Insider.

It follows their report that Henderson has accepted his future lies away from Old Trafford.

The former Carlisle United academy keeper has returned to the first-team scene with Forest this season and will be reluctant to play second fiddle at Man Utd again.

The 26-year-old Cumbrian is also keen to further his England ambitions.

Henderson's form for Forest this season saw him return to the national team squad.

After 20 first-team appearances for Steve Cooper's side, he is currently sidelined, with Keylor Navas having taken his place at the City Ground.

Any permanent exit from Man Utd this summer would be of interest to Carlisle, who stand to benefit from a sell-on clause following his move from the Blues' academy in 2011.