CHERRIES are set to battle fellow newly-promoted club Fulham to sign Manchester United goalkeeper Dean Henderson on loan, according to a report by The Sun.

Henderson, 25, enjoyed a spell as first choice at the Red Devils last season, but has been forced to play second fiddle to David de Gea this term.

The England international has made just three appearances for Man Utd in 2021-22, none of which have come in the Premier League.

Cherries are likely to be on the lookout for a goalkeeper to boost their ranks, given Freddie Woodman's loan deal from Newcastle United is set to expire this summer.

That would leave just youngster Will Dennis as competition for player of the season Mark Travers.

The Sun claim United would be willing to pay at least half of Henderson's wages, should he head out on loan.

Henderson, who joined Man Utd as a teenager having started out at Carlisle United, has previously had loan spells at Stockport County, Grimsby Town and Shrewsbury Town, before two notable campaigns with Sheffield United.

He helped the Blades clinch promotion to the Premier League in 2018-19, playing all 46 Championship matches, before featuring in 36 of their 38 top-flight matches the following campaign as Chris Wilder's side finished ninth.

He then returned to Old Trafford, penning a fresh deal which runs until 2025.

The report by The Sun claims Cherries are "ready to take the initiative ahead of the England goalkeeper’s other suitors" having now clinched promotion to the Premier League.

The transfer window opens on June 10.