An Arsenal bid for Nottingham Forest defender Joe Worrall is unlikely at this stage, according to a fresh report from Nottinghamshire Live.
The Gunners had been cited as an interested party for the 22-year-old but it would appear that no bid is imminent.
Arsenal will be in the market for new players during the transfer window and are keeping tabs on the in-form Forest star. It seems, however, that they won’t be looking to add a central defender as a priority.
The report does claim that if the under-pressure Unai Emery was to be sacked then the scenery may change. With Sokratis, David Luiz, Rob Holding and Shkodran Mustafi all on the books, however, it’s easy to see when it’s not an area of concern.
The latest update suggests that any rumours linked Forest’s star players with moves away should be taken with a pinch of salt.
January is always a tough time to do business and the Reds won’t have any plans to earn a quick buck on their prized assets.
Worrall has played every minute of every league game this season. He is viewed as a future captain of his boyhood club and won’t want to leave with Forest riding high in the league.
Every player in the Championship has a bounty on their head of course. Worrall’s stock has risen considerably since returning from Rangers and his valuation should be lofty in the eyes of the Reds.
Forest won’t be under any real pressure to sell in terms of Financial Fair Play but this news will surely offer some supporters a bit of relief.
It should perhaps be considered as a compliment that top Premier League clubs are keen on a talented Forest youngster. If the Reds were struggling then it would seem unlikely a club of Arsenal’s nature would be anywhere near Worrall.
The Reds will want to push towards promotion this season. With Arsenal not holding an immediate interest in the centre-back, it massively increases the chances of him still being at the City Ground when the next window slams shut.