By Wayne Veysey

17th Jul, 2020 | 10:00am

Exclusive: Man United block mega-money Chelsea new signing

Man United have rejected an approach from Chelsea for Dean Henderson, Football Insider can reveal.

This site broke the news last week that the London giants have set their sights on a blockbuster summer move for the Sheffield United loan star.

A United source has told Football Insider that the club are blocking Chelsea’s interest in Henderson as they do not want to sell to a top-four rival.

It remains to be seen if Chelsea will be put off in their pursuit of a goalkeeper who their recruitment and manager team rate highly.

The 23-year-old has yet to make an appearance for United but his value has rocketed to in excess of £40million as a result of two impressive seasons on loan at Sheffield United.

His form for Chris Wilder’s high flyers has placed him on the verge of an England call-up and led to suggestions he may displace Jordan Pickford as the national team’s number one.

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As revealed by Football Insider, Chelsea are keen to sign a new number one this summer amid major doubts over Kepa Arrizabalaga.

The Londoners believe Henderson could be attracted by a move to a Champions League calibre club where he would be the undisputed No1.

He has a United contract that runs until 2022 but David De Gea is the long-established first choice, with impressive Argentine Sergio Romero providing quality back-up.

Wilder has suggested Henderson could re-sign for a third consecutive loan next season while he bides his time at Old Trafford.

In other Chelsea news, it can be REVEALED the club are offering three senior stars to West Ham in exchange for Declan Rice.

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