Former Shrewsbury Town loanee Dean Henderson may not be returning to recently promoted Sheffield United.
The 22-year-old was widely expected to return to Sheffield United, where he starred in their promotion winning campaign last season.
Henderson is expected to pen a new Manchester United contract, but a loan move is likely with stiff competition from David De Gea, Sergio Romero, and Lee Grant.
Sheffield United are believed to be frustrated with the amount of time it is taking to seal the deal, and they are now believed to be considering other targets including Liverpool keeper Simon Mignolet.
Boss Chris Wilder told the Sheffield Star: “The lad wants to come. He’s told enough people on social media, he’s all over that.
“The football people at Manchester United want him to come back, I believe, and we want him to come back.
“But the deal, for whatever reason, isn’t progressing at the point we’d like. So, there’s going to become a point when I have to start considering alternative options.”
The Blades have been busy in the transfer market to date, and recently broke their record by signing Bournemouth striker Lys Mousset for £10 million.
Henderson was a hugely popular figure whilst at Shrewsbury Town, featuring 48 times, as the club reached the League One Play-Off final.