Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe has today offered an update on the future of reported Nottingham Forest target Tyrone Mings, according to the Bournemouth Echo.
The Cherries defender had been linked with a move to the City Ground by The Mirror (23 January page 49), with other clubs likely to be interested in his services too.
Forest could lose Danny Fox to Wigan in a deal that could be done sooner rather than later, according to Nottinghamshire Live.
The departure of Fox will undoubtedly see Reds boss Martin O’Neill step up his attempts to recruit, especially with Forest thin on the ground at the back.
Mings could represent a sound addition to the Reds’ squad but O’Neill might need to act quickly.
His current boss, Howe, is seemingly open to a departure prior to the transfer window closing on Thursday.
The 41-year-old told the Bournemouth Echo: “Tyrone has been dreadfully unlucky since he joined the club.
“He’s a talented player and is desperate to play.
“We will wait and see but that is a possible.”
Mings would represent a solid, if somewhat risky signing for any Championship club if a deal can be completed this week.
The 25-year-old has had his fair share of injury problems recently and that in itself casts an element of doubt of his signing.
If Forest could complete a deal and get him fit and back to his best then he would certainly pose a significant upgrade on the soon to be departed Fox.
Whether the Reds can afford to take on another potentially injury-prone player remains to be seen though.
Given Mings’ age and potential he is unlikely to be signed on the cheap and an injury in the early stages of his career at any new club will see him lauded as a waste of money.
It remains to be seen whether Forest will take a punt on the versatile defender.