Nottingham Forest are considering a swoop for Galatasaray striker Mbaye Diagne, according to Turkish news outlet Fotospor.

The Senegalese frontman is currently on loan with Club Brugge where he has played Champions League football during 2019/20.

Diagne has scored four times in six league games this season but hasn’t featured for the Belgian side since November.

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The 28-year-old hasn’t played since a 1-0 defeat to PSG in the Champions League.

Diagne was fined and dropped by manager Phillipe Clement after taking a penalty against his manager’s orders and missing at the Parc des Princes.

It is thought that Galatasaray will do business for the player if they receive a bid of £5 million during the summer.

Diagne was linked with Norwich last summer before eventually joining the Belgian outfit on loan.

The target man has scored goals pretty much wherever he has been, netting 11 goals in 20 appearances for Galatasaray.

Forest have tackled the 2019/20 campaign with Lewis Grabban as the only senior striker at the club.


Nuno Da Costa arrived in January but picked up an injury after just 25 minutes of his debut against Charlton.

Grabban has 17 goals to his name but it’s fair to say that he could do with some assistance.

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Now 32, it’s impossible to expect the ex-Bournemouth man to play as many games next season as he has done during 2019/20.

Diagne would be an interesting addition to the ranks and it would once again see Forest shop in the European market.

The Reds would be getting themselves a player who signed for the Turkish giants for £9 million in January 2019 (AA).

Clearly he will want to forget his ill-fated Brugge spell but a move to the City Ground could hand him the perfect chance to revive his career.

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