Saint-Etienne are eyeing a move to sign Nottingham Forest target Kamil Grosicki, according to The Sunday Mirror (Print Edition; page 67).

The 32-year-old has been a long-term target of the Reds and was very close to become a Forest player in the summer.

The club had agreed to take the player on loan for the season from West Bromwich Albion but didn’t submit the relevant paperwork in time.

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Forest did try and sign the winger again in January; although it appeared Grosicki rejected the chance to sign.

Now, the player will be out of contract in the summer, having fallen way down the pecking order at The Hawthorns.

Grosicki hasn’t been in one of Sam Allardyce’s squads since the January window closed.

His decision not to sign for Forest looks foolish, especially with the European Championships to come in the summer.

Grosicki has played 83 times for his country and would dearly love to represent them at the forthcoming tournament.

With first-team football not currently on the table, however, his place in the squad looks to be in the balance.

The £25,000-a-week winger now has interest from Ligue 1 outfit Saint-Etienne are keen to complete a free transfer.

The French outfit are managed by former Leicester and Southampton boss Claude Puel and he admires the Albion man.

Will Forest go back for Grosicki?

The hope among supporters will be that Forest pursue other targets now.

Grosicki has rejected Forest’s advances a few times now and he’s clearly not overly keen on signing for the club.

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The real chance came when Forest failed to submit the paperwork in time back in September but the ship has now sailed.

Saint-Etienne are likely to offer a lucrative package and Forest should avoid entering into a contract auction with the French side.

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