Aaron Ramsdale: Bournemouth accept Sheffield United’s £18.5m bid for goalkeeper

Bournemouth have reluctantly accepted an £18.5m offer from Sheffield United for goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale, Sky Sports News understands.

Ramsdale, 22, joined Bournemouth from United in January 2017 in a deal that was worth around £1m.

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Bournemouth rejected a bid in excess of £12m for Ramsdale earlier in August and the Blades have returned with an increased offer.

The Blades had a 15 per cent sell-on clause in his contract should Ramsdale be sold, which will no longer be in effect as he is returning to Bramall Lane.

Although the transfer fee has been agreed between the two clubs, Sky Sports News understands that Ramsdale’s personal terms with Sheffield United are still to be negotiated.

Ramsdale’s arrival could mean Henderson’s exit

Meanwhile, talks are continuing into a second month between Manchester United and Dean Henderson over a new long-term contract, following the conclusion of his two-year loan spell under Chris Wilder.

The 23-year old England ‘keeper has made it clear he wants to commit his long-term future to Old Trafford and battle it out with David de Gea next season for the No 1 jersey.

A host of Premier League clubs are known to be keen on agreeing a deal for Henderson if he goes out on loan for another campaign.

While Ramsdale’s move to Sheffield United still has some way to go before it is agreed, it appears Henderson’s two-year stay at Bramall Lane is at an end.

Despite Bournemouth’s relegation to the Championship, Ramsdale enjoyed 37 Premier League appearances for the Cherries last season, keeping five clean sheets

He was named Bournemouth’s Player of the Year after an impressive campaign.

The goalkeeper is under contract at the Vitality Stadium until 2024, but Ramsdale looks set to follow Nathan Ake in becoming the Cherries’ second player to depart the club so far this summer, after the centre-back sealed a move to Manchester City for £41m.

The England U21 goalkeeper has previously enjoyed loan spells at Chesterfield and Wimbledon.

Ramsdale would be Wilder’s second acquisition of the transfer window after fellow goalkeeper Wes Foderingham joined the Blades in a free transfer from Rangers.

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