Nottingham Forest are one of several clubs interested in signing Coventry City youngster Zain Westbrooke, according to Team Talk.
The Reds are thought to be in the race alongside Leeds, West Brom, Bristol City and Derby for the midfielder.
It is thought that the Sky Blues value their player around the £2 million mark.
Westbrooke, 23, is enjoying a good season in the Coventry midfield, having arrived from Brentford in 2018.
The former Chelsea trainee has scored four goals and registered four assists from his 24 appearances so far this season.
Just lately he has thrived in a number 10 role but he has also played in the engine room and as a marshall for the back four.
Last month he netted the winning goal in a 1-0 win over Lincoln City and is enjoying his football in a more advanced role.
Forest boss Sabri Lamouchi will pursue new additions this month. A striker is definitely the priority, although some more creativity would certainly be welcome.
Nottingham Forest News – Could Westbrooke be the creative midfield spark Forest are missing?
It’s fair to say that the Reds lack a certain type of central midfielder.
Ben Watson and Ryan Yates are great at the defensive side of things, whilst Samba Sow and Alfa Semedo cover the box-to-box role pretty well.
Occasionally, Forest have been found wanting when it comes to the creative side of things in midfield and Westbrooke could help with that.
Tiago Silva has typically been used further forward and Joao Carvalho is out of form so signing the Coventry man could prove ideal.
Forest might have to be quick to win the race but signing the 23-year-old would certainly see him fit within the ethos of a young Reds squad.