Nottingham Forest are keen on signing Burnley striker Nahki Wells before the transfer window closes, according to West London Sport.
The striker is currently on loan at QPR where he has scored 14 goals during the 2019/20 campaign.
It is thought that Wells is keen on staying at the Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium beyond this month.
Forest, however, have made an approach to Burnley to try and tempt him to the City Ground.
Wells is a proven Championship striker and most second-tier outfits would welcome him into their squad.
In 210 games in the division, he has scored 65 goals and registered 22 assists.
He has thrived under Mark Warburton this season and it’s easy to see why Wells wants to stick with the Londoners.
The 29-year-old could have his head turned by Forest’s interest given that the club is in a better position to win promotion to the Premier League.
Boss Sabri Lamouchi has made no secret of his desire to sign a striker this month.
Lewis Grabban netted his 16th goal of the season in last night’s 1-1 draw with Reading but there is little in reserve.
Rafa Mir was the backup striker during the first half of the campaign but wasn’t up to scratch. Tyler Walker, on the other hand, is currently playing and scoring goals in League One with Lincoln City.
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Having the Burnley striker to go along with Lewis Grabban would arguably give the Reds the best striker pairing in the league.
Of course, Lamouchi only operates with one upfront but Wells’ attributes dictate that he could possibly play just off Grabban.
Wells is somewhat different to the Forest striker and their qualities could complement each other.
Forest are closer to promotion than they have been for a long time and if Burnley want rid of their talisman, the Reds should get a deal sorted quickly.
Wells is paid £27,000-a-week (Spotrac) at Burnley and if Forest could agree on personal terms he’d be seen as a coup to supporters.