Nottingham Forest are interested in signing Brentford midfielder Emiliano Marcondes, according to the Daily Mail.
The Reds are joined by Norwich City and Queens Park Rangers in the race to sign a player who will see his contract expire in the summer.
The 25-year-old arrived in 2018 and has already held talks with the Bees over an extension.
Forest are one of the teams looking to take advantage of the situation during next summer.
Marcondes played 25 times for Brentford last season as they were beaten by Fulham in the Play-Off Final.
During the 2019/20 campaign, he featured largely in the No.10 role but also featured as more of a No.8 in central midfield.
Last season he scored three goals and registered seven assists with the West London-based outfit.
He is one of the best central midfielders in the Championship and he’d be a shrewd addition for any club in the second tier.
Marcondes played the full 90 minutes during Brentford’s 3-1 win at the City Ground last Saturday.
He has played 19 of his team’s 23 games this season and the Bees will hope to conclude the contract negotiations with one of their top players.
Would Marcondes be a good signing for Forest?
Quite simply, yes.
Forest are crying out for a midfield player who can link defence with attack and Marcondes would be up to that duty.
Signing the Danish performer on a free transfer would make him a sensational piece of business and would have to be deemed as a coup.
It does seem unlikely that he’ll want to leave the Bees, however, especially with them flying high near the summit of the division.
If the player does have any remote desire to sign for Forest, however, the club should move heaven and earth to make it happen.