Brighton manager Graham Potter has claimed that any links between Nottingham Forest and Glenn Murray are ‘news to him’, according to Sky Sports.
The Seagulls ace has not been a first-team regular this season and had been linked with a move to the City Ground.
He did make a suggestion that every player wants to play, however, and his claim does leave the door open for Forest to potentially pounce.
When quizzed on the potential interest from Forest, Potter did remain a bit coy on the matter.
He told Sky Sports: “It’s news to me. I’ve not heard anything and Glenn has been great for us. At the same time, every player wants to be out on the pitch but I have no problem with him.”
The 36-year-old talisman has failed to score in 16 outings this season, although he has been forced down the pecking order; starting just three Premier League games.
Last season he netted 15 goals as Brighton staved off the threat of relegation.
Forest are desperate to add some competition to Lewis Grabban to their ranks. The 31-year-old has 14 goals to his name this season but there is nothing in reserve.
Rafa Mir is set to return to Wolves after a failed loan spell and that leaves Forest with a requirement.
Whether Murray can be prised away from the AMEX remains to be seen, although he would only represent a short-term fix.
Given his pedigree, however, he could be the ideal signing to bring in to try and get Forest over the line.
He knows where the back of the net in, whilst perhaps more crucially, he has been there and done in when it comes to promotion.
Murray is a different option to Grabban and it would give Forest some versatility in their attack.