Nottingham Forest are said to be "locked in talks" over a deal for Manchester United's Cumbrian goalkeeper Dean Henderson.

The Whitehaven star has long been a permanent target for the City Ground club after his loan spell last season.

And the Telegraph has reported that negotiations are being stepped up as Forest look to secure the keeper for next season.

Forest want to land Henderson ahead of other interested clubs amid the 26-year-old's eagnerness for regular first-team football in the Premier League.

A fee of around £30m has been mentioned as Steve Cooper looks to make the Cumbrian a major summer signing.

Discussions over Henderson come as Man Utd look to bring in Inter Milan's Andre Onana as their new No1.

The goalkeeping changes at Old Trafford are in the offing given the recent departure of David de Gea.

The Spaniard's exit has left Henderson and Tom Heaton as Man Utd's only senior keepers but the Red Devils are said to be confident of a deal for Onana.

Henderson has been back in training at Man Utd after recovering from the thigh problem which ended his 2022/23 season early and required surgery.

But he is reportedly not included in the squad that will travel to the USA for a pre-season tour, further pointing towards a summer departure for the west Cumbrian.

A big-money move would benefit Carlisle United through the terms of his move from the Blues' academy to Old Trafford back in 2011.

But Carlisle chief executive Nigel Clibbens recently insisted any proceeds would not be "transformative" to the Brunton Park club.

Henderson looks set to be one of two Cumbrian keepers to make big moves this summer, with Manchester City's James Trafford reportedly close to joining Burnley.

Carlisle would also benefit financially from that move involving another of their ex-academy stars.