Newcastle are interested in signing Man Utd goalkeeper Dean Henderson on a permanent basis, according to reports.
Henderson was heavily linked with a move to St James’ Park in the winter transfer window, however, a deal failed to materialise.
The Magpies have three solid goalkeepers in their ranks in the form of Martin Dubravka, Karl Darlow and Freddie Woodman, who is on loan at Bournemouth.
However, they are keen to improve in that department and have previously been linked with Marc-Andre ter Stegen and Bernd Leno.
After failing to sign Henderson in January, Newcastle will make a renewed approach for the England international in the summer, according to the Northern Echo.
The 25-year-old is ‘frustrated’ with his lack of first-team opportunities at Old Trafford this term. He has made three appearances in all competitions.
Newcastle are keen to sign Henderson on a permanent basis and are not interested in a loan deal.
Earlier this week, transfer journalist Fabrizio Romano revealed that the Man Utd shot-stopper is ‘one of three’ goalkeepers on Newcastle’s transfer watchlist.
It is noted that Henderson – who has one cap for England – ‘wants to play as a starter’ in 2022/23.
Elsewhere, Chris Sutton has warned Everton boss Frank Lampard after he questioned his side’s courage.
After Sunday’s FA Cup defeat at Crystal Palace, Lampard said: “There’s a balance of confidence stroke playing at the cut-throat end of football.
“This is a quarter-final today to get to Wembley, and if you haven’t got the confidence to play, then you can quickly flip to say have you got the b******s to play? Excuse me, but that’s the football reality.”
Sutton has warned Lampard, claiming that his comments could have a negative effect on the dressing room.
“He has to take responsibility, he’s the manager,” Sutton said on BBC Radio 5 Live. “The team are in an absolute mess. But his language was extremely strong, questioning the side’s courage.
“He’s come out and slaughtered his players, and yet he needs these players to keep him up. So, what he said is very, very dangerous in my book. It’s a big gamble what he said and let’s see whether the players react.”