Turkish club Buyuksehir Erzurumspor are in negotiations with Nottingham Forest midfielder Samba Sow, according to reports.

It has to be said, at this stage, there is no official suggestion that this is the case, with Turkish reports typically wide of the mark.

These latest ones do claim, however, that the team second bottom in the top-flight are in talks with Sow.

As the 31-year-old is out of contract in the summer, he is currently eligible to discuss terms with a new club as long as they are overseas.

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Sow arrived at Forest in the summer of 2019, costing £640,000 from Dinamo Moscow.

The Malian battering ram has played 41 games for the Reds in all competitions, including 14 this season.

His return to the fold this season has coincided with Forest’s good form, with Sow playing every game during a recent seven-game unbeaten run.

Sow suffered with injuries for a large part of last season and that restricted his playing time.

The midfielder has played in Turkey before with Karabukspor and Kayserispor.

At this stage there isn’t really any suggestion that there will be a contract offering in the pipeline from Forest.

Should Forest offload Sow?

Right now, it’s impossible to believe that Forest will sanction the departure of any of their midfielders.

The Reds have Jack Colback, Harry Arter and Ryan Yates all currently sat in the treatment room, with Fouad Bachirou not registered to play in the Championship.

Sow leaving now doesn’t make a great deal of sense, although reports from Turkey should be taken with a sizeable pinch of salt.

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With his contract due to expire in the summer, it wouldn’t be a huge surprise to see him depart then.

Chris Hughton will want to make his own mark on his squad and a clearing of the decks will probably take place.

Given that Sow is 31 and with the midfield ranks well-stocked, the midfielder could definitely depart at the end of the campaign.

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