Nottingham Forest are one of several clubs in the race to sign Stoke City midfielder Sam Clucas, according to Alan Nixon of The Sun.
Sheffield United, Blackburn and Millwall are the other three clubs linked with an interest in the Potters star.
Clucas will have just a year left on his contract this summer and Stoke could consider a sale.
Forest will look to assess their midfield options this summer, with Chris Hughton seeking reinforcements.
Clucas is a vastly experienced player at Championship level and the interest comes as no surprise.
He has turned out for Swansea and Hull City in the second-tier, playing 141 times in the division.
Last season, Clucas captained Stoke on several occasions and featured in both games against Forest.
The 30-year-old has also played for local team Mansfield Town, upsetting their fans by moving to arch rivals Chesterfield.
Earlier in his career the player featured as a winger but as he’s progressed has found himself playing as a central midfielder.
Forest will almost certainly need midfield reinforcements.
Ryan Yates and Cafu are under contract but both fulfill similar roles on the pitch.
James Garner has returned to Manchester United, whilst Harry Arter and Jack Colback are both down the pecking order.
Clucas to Forest: Reds should look elsewhere
The ex-Stags player isn’t a bad option at all but if Forest are to match their lofty ambitions they must seek better quality.
Clucas is a run of the mill Championship player and at 30 he would represent another short-term option.
Forest have to stand back from such a strategy and with that in mind, they should let other clubs fight it out for Clucas.
Hughton needs players but on the whole, the Stoke midfielder perhaps doesn’t represent a great signing.