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Forest plot double Man United raid for Dean Henderson & Anthony Elanga

Forest plot double Man United raid for Dean Henderson & Anthony Elanga

Nottingham Forest are close to completing a double raid on Manchester United, with Dean Henderson and Anthony Elanga set to join, according to Fabrizio Romano.

After a hugely successful loan spell at City Ground last season, Forest are keen to retain Henderson’s services on similar terms ahead of the coming campaign.

The 26-year-old shot-stopper was a key figure for Forest, helping them retain their top-flight status with a 16th-place finish in their debut Premier League campaign.

Henderson made 20 appearances across all competitions for Steve Cooper’s side and kept six clean sheets while making 55 league saves on an average of 3.1 per match.

However, he suffered a thigh problem which kept him out for the second half of the season and was replaced by Paris Saint-Germain loanee Keylor Navas.

Despite his impressive performances for Forest, Henderson is still not in Erik ten Hag’s plans at Man United, especially following the arrival of Andre Onana from Inter Milan.

The Englishman, who has just one international appearance for England, is unwilling to play second fiddle at Old Trafford, and a second loan stint with Forest is on the cards.

Forest are also on the cusp of completing a move for Anthony Elanga, who has fallen out of favour at the Theatre of Dreams. 

Daily Mail reporter Tom Collomosse claims that Forest have beaten Everton, West Ham United and Olympique Marseille in the race to land Elanga’s signature.

The Sweden international forward is scheduled to have his medical examinations this weekend ahead of a £15 million move to City Ground.

He is set to be Forest’s second signing of the Premier League transfer window, having paid a similar fee to sign Chris Wood on a permanent deal from Newcastle United.

Elanga only started in five of his 16 Premier League appearances for Man United last season. He contributed one assist and created two big chances.

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