Nottingham Forest are reportedly in talks with ex-Charlton Athletic striker Lyle Taylor, according to Sky Sports.

The Reds had been linked with the talisman previously but it would now appear that discussions are underway between the two parties.

Taylor, 30, left the Addicks at the end of last season, choosing to run down his contract ahead of a move elsewhere this summer.

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It had previously been reported that Celtic were in talks with the player, although The Scottish Sun have said he isn’t a target for the Hoops.

Taylor enjoyed a decent campaign last season, firing 11 goals and one assist for the club, including two strikes against Sabri Lamouchi’s team.

He netted the opening goal during a 1-1 draw at The Valley and fired the winner in a 1-0 victory for Charlton at the City Ground.

 

It’s no secret that Forest could do with some more firepower this summer. Lewis Grabban fired 20 goals last season but in reserve, there is very little in the way of competition.

Taylor’s arrival on Trentside could allow Forest to get another loan spell under the belt of Tyler Walker. The academy player looks a little raw at Championship level and another temporary stint could prove ideal.

Forest missed out on the play-offs last season but the remit for Lamouchi probably won’t change during 2020/21.

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The club’s hierarchy are desperate for the club to be part of the country’s elite and a place in the Premier League will be targeted.

Taylor could prove a shrewd signing for the Reds, who have already added Jack Colback to their ranks on a free transfer.

Adding another freebie in the shape of the ex-Charlton man would represent two very good pieces of business for the Reds ahead of next season.

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