Nottingham Forest are set to splash the cash during the January transfer window and offload three more senior players, according to The Mirror (Live Blog; 03/12, 14:55).

The Reds are nicely poised for a first tilt at promotion in several years and Evangelos Marinakis wants to back Sabri Lamouchi.

Forest are currently fourth in the Championship. They have lost just four of their 18 matches and hold a game in hand on their promotion rivals.

The report claims that a new striker will be targeted. Forest have Lewis Grabban as the only senior talisman in the ranks and some competition is required.

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Zach Clough, Claudio Yacob and Michael Hefele are all set to make way for new additions.

The out of favour trio are yet to play this season and all three will be used to free up resources during January.

Hefele,29, is recovering from an Achilles injury, whilst Yacob hasn’t played at all this season.

Ex-Bolton signing Clough hasn’t played for the Reds for two seasons and his career has taken a real nosedive. Big things were expected from him when he signed for £2.5 million (BBC Sport) in 2017.

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News of further investment into the squad will surely delight the Forest faithful.

The Reds have notoriously slipped off the pace during December and January and Marinakis will hope that isn’t the case this time around.


Forest made 12 additions during the summer. The club scoured the European market and it paid dividends.

Samba Sow, Brice Samba and Yuri Ribeiro were added as unknown quantities but have all performed superbly well.

It remains to be seen whether that strategy will remain or whether Forest might seek proven Championship performers.

Other areas of the squad might need some work if certain injuries persist. Matty Cash, for example, is currently the only fit right-back at the club.

Some supporters will suggest the squad is still too bloated and news of three potential departures seems like good news.


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