CHERRIES are "exploring a loan move" for Manchester United goalkeeper Dean Henderson, according to a report in The Sun.

Henderson shone during two seasons on loan at Sheffield United, before returning to the Red Devils this summer.

However, the 23-year-old has seen his game time limited this campaign. He has sat on the bench for all of United's Premier League matches, with David de Gea selected between the posts.

Henderson has featured three times, in the Carabao Cup and Champions League, and made his senior England debut in this month's 3-0 win over Republic of Ireland at Wembley.

The Sun claim Henderson would "jump at the chance" to seal a loan move away in January, in a bid to gain more match time ahead of next summer's European Championship.

The report says the goalkeeper is eyeing up a Premier League switch, with Leeds and Brighton linked, while Cherries are said to be "already exploring a loan move" for the man who signed a new deal with Man Utd over the summer.

Asmir Begovic has been in fine form for Cherries this term following his return to the club, while Mark Travers has also featured for the first team after previous stopper Aaron Ramsdale departed to join Sheffield United as Henderson's replacement in August.