Nottingham Forest transfer request made as Steve Cooper delivers “very clear” message


Hello and welcome to the latest Nottingham Forest transfer news and speculation as the January market is expected to open on January 1, 2022.

With that in mind, here are the latest rumors …

One to keep

Boss Steve Cooper says he was “very clear” on Nottingham Forest ace Brennan Johnson’s situation ahead of the January transfer window.

The 20-year-old has been in great shape for the Reds this season, building on last quarter’s impressive loan spell at Lincoln City that prompted a few clubs to sit down and take notice.

There was a lot of interest around Johnson this summer, and Premier League sides have continued to watch him as he has amassed four goals and five assists in the league.

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A forgotten Premier League man

Nottingham Forest is looking into the possibility of signing Newcastle United midfielder Sean Longstaff in January, according to reports.

The 24-year-old midfielder is on the sidelines of the Premier League squad and has failed to rise through the ranks despite a manager change.

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Attacking on the radar

According to the Athletic, the Reds are big admirers of Arsenal forward Florian Balogun as they examine options that can strengthen their offense for the second half of the season.

Head coach Steve Cooper has been tipped to sign a forward with Forest after reaching ninth place in the championship standings, raising hopes for promotion.

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Hot prospect MLS

Nottingham Forest has been linked with MLS champion Valentin Castellanos ahead of the January transfer window.

According to The Sun, Forest “was ready to pay” around £ 8million for Castellanos, but competition does not appear to be lacking for the 23-year-old, who is said to be valued at £ 15million.

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Brentford Youth

Nottingham Forest are among a number of Championship clubs reportedly keeping an eye on Brentford youngster Marcus Forss ahead of the January window.

They have been linked with a number of forwards and the World Football League claims Forss is also “on their radar”.

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Experienced striker

Nottingham Forest is one of two league clubs to take an interest in Newcastle United striker Dwight Gayle, according to reports.

The striker has struggled to find playing time in the Premier League this season, having only played a total of 20 minutes in the league.

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A long-awaited reunion?

Nottingham Forest midfielder Jay Fulton is set to leave Swansea City in January.

It comes amid discussions about a meeting with Reds head coach – and former Swans boss – Steve Cooper being on the cards.

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