Nottingham Forest are hoping to push forward their attempts to land Brighton striker Glenn Murray this week, according to The Telegraph.
The 36-year-old hitman is set to leave the AMEX Stadium during the transfer window, with Forest keen to sign the target man.
Celtic, Newcastle and Aston Villa are thought to be among the clubs keen to rival Forest for his signature.
The Sun on Sunday (Print Edition, Jan 12th 2020; page 63) reported that Forest would be allowed to pick up the striker for nothing; whilst £500,000 would be requested from any Premier League club.
Murray is keen on an 18-month contract although it had been mentioned that Sabri Lamouchi was only keen on a loan deal.
It remains to be seen if a compromise can be struck and whether he does arrive at the City Ground.
Murray’s record in the Championship is impressive. in 143 games he has netted 67 goals; proving a Football League stalwart over the years.
During 139 games in the Premier League, he has scored 36 goals, with a large number of these coming in recent seasons for Brighton.
Forest are hoping to sign a striker this month. Lewis Grabban was the only striker in the squad for Saturday’s game at Reading and as a result, competition is required.
Rafa Mir is likely to leave this month, with Tyler Walker currently out on loan at Lincoln City.
Murray’s arrival would be a boost for Forest. In the short-term, he would be ideal and could give the Reds a nudge towards cementing a top-six place this season.
Whether the Reds can land him ahead of a clutch of Premier League clubs will be interesting.
A desire to get back playing and scoring goals might be key for Murray. As a different option, he should get plenty of game time at the City Ground.
Given that Murray is in the twilight of his career; some supporters might want a younger striker added to the ranks.
In the here and now, however, Murray’s goalscoring record would make him a decent addition.