Nottingham Forest are one of several clubs lining-up a move for Sheffield Wednesday defender Morgan Fox, according to Team Talk.
The 26-year-old will see his Owls contract expire in the summer and interest is rife. West Brom, Derby, Blackburn and Huddersfield are all thought to be interested in securing his services.
Fox signed for Wednesday in 2017 costing £700,000 from Charlton Athletic (Vital Sheffield Wednesday). He has played 88 times for the Owls during his time at the club but his future is apparently uncertain.
The left-back played the full 90 minutes on Saturday as Wednesday ran out 4-0 winners over Forest at the City Ground.
The Reds has no answer to a devastating duo of Jordan Rhodes and Steven Fletcher. Rhodes netted a hat-trick, with Fletcher putting the seal on the win just before half-time.
Fox has been instrumental at the back for the Owls this season and it’s no surprise that clubs are showing interest.
Forest could be in the market for a left-back soon.
Yuri Ribeiro is contracted for the foreseeable but Jack Robinson is out of contract during the summer.
The ex-Liverpool trainee has been poor since he was asked to deputise for Riberio.
On Saturday he didn’t look at the races from the first whistle and the 26-year-old might be on borrowed time at the City Ground.
Ribeiro is very much the first choice when it comes to the left-back slot.
A backup will be needed though and if Robinson is to leave at the end of the season, signing Fox on a free seems logical.
Forest will enter the transfer market during the summer, although attacking options will probably be the immediate priority.
As a result, the pursuit of Fox might have to wait until the summer.
One factor that could be decisive is Ribeiro’s injury. If that is worse than anticipated then Forest could be tempted into a move for the Wednesday man during January.
His contract situation is there to be taken advantage of and it remains to be seen whether Forest will try and add to their defensive ranks in January.