Eddie Howe issues Newcastle United statement on Dean Henderson transfer link

Eddie Howe has responded to speculation linking Newcastle United with Dean Henderson.

A report yesterday claimed a move for the Manchester United goalkeeper was “99% done”.

However, Howe, expected to sign a goalkeeper this summer, has played down talk of an imminent deal.

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“We’re not close to signing anyone at this moment in time,” said head coach Howe. “That’s far from the truth.”

Manchester United goalkeeper Dean Henderson.

Newcastle No.1 Martin Dubravka is backed up by Karl Darlow and Mark Gillespie. Freddie Woodman has been on loan at Bournemouth.