The Mirror are reporting that Nottingham Forest remain keen to sign Fulham winger Anthony Knockaert before Friday’s domestic transfer deadline.

Chris Hughton has worked with the French forward before, getting some strong performances out of him as Brighton won promotion to the Premier League.

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Knockaert only recently made his loan move from Brighton to Fulham permanently, although he hasn’t featured in the Premier League under Scott Parker this season.

During the 2016/17 campaign, the former France under-20 international lit up the second-tier, scoring 15 goals and registering nine assists under Hughton’s management.

Knockaert is paid £35,000-a-week at Craven Cottage and it seems likely that Forest will want Fulham to help with that salary if he is to check-in at the City Ground.

 

Last season, he joined the West Londoners on loan but struggled for consistency in Parker’s team, scoring four times and registering five assists.

Fulham’s promotion has bumped Knockaert down the pecking order and it would make sense for them to let him leave on loan before Friday.

Forest boss Hughton will be desperate to add a winger to his ranks, with the squad extremely short out wide.

Joe Lolley has struggled for fitness, with Sammy Ameobi and the relatively raw Alex Mighten the other options.

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Having a proven option like Knockaert would help Forest as they look to arrest a run of four straight Championship defeats.

Hughton has already confessed that he will have the final say on transfers and signing someone with the pedigree of Knockaert could prove a coup.

Whether a deal can be struck before Friday’s deadline remains to be seen but one way or another, Forest will hope to have at least one winger through the door to bolster the squad.

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