Bild are reporting that ex-Nottingham Forest target Serdar Dursun is subject of a bid from Schalke.

The Reds along with Derby County were linked with a move for the striker during the summer transfer window.

A move to England never materialised and he stuck it out with current club Darmstadt.

SC Viktoria 06 Griesheim v SV Darmstadt 98 - Pre-Season Friendly
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The 29-year-old has scored 19 goals and registered eight assists this season and looks set to be a wanted man once more.

Furthermore, it seems as though the Bundesliga basement boys have already met with the striker ahead of a free transfer in the summer.

His contract with Darmstadt will expire when the season ends and he is free to hook himself up for another club.

Dursun scored 19 goals during 2019/20 too and Forest were thought to be monitoring his situation back in the summer.

The Reds landed Lyle Taylor on a free transfer instead, whilst Miguel Angel Guerrero also bolstered the attacking arsenal.

 

Derby showed a more advanced interest, bidding £900,000 for the striker who apparently wanted to move to England.

Now, it seems as though Schalke are keen to give themselves the best possible chance of an instant return to the top-flight.

The club are doomed to the drop this season and face a mammoth task during 2021/22.

Dursun is a proven player in the German second tier and he could be a decent addition to Schalke’s ranks.

Has the ship sailed for the striker in England?

With Chris Hughton now in place at the club, Forest might opt for a more domestic approach in the transfer market.

SV Darmstadt 98 v SpVgg Greuther Furth - Second Bundesliga
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At 29, Dursun isn’t going to be one for the future and his chances of a move to Forest look bleak.

In fairness, the interest was probably only tentative with the German likely to have been one of many strikers on an extensive shortlist.

Forest will search for striking options in the summer but Dursun won’t be on the radar this time around.

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