The Sun journalist Alan Nixon has provided an update on Nottingham Forest centre-back Joe Worrall.

The 24-year-old has been the subject of intense speculation during the summer transfer window. Burnley, Norwich, West Ham, Crystal Palace and Brentford have all been linked with a move.

It would seem as though Forest fans can relax a little bit, however. Nixon has claimed that the interest in Worrall has disappeared from the clutch of Premier League clubs.

That hands a massive positive to Chris Hughton ahead of Sunday’s curtain-raising trip to Coventry City.

Joe Worrall
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Many believe that Worrall should be handed the captain’s armband by Hughton for the 2021/22 campaign. It does seem likely that Lewis Grabban will retain the captaincy for the new season, however.

Despite that, this is great news for Forest. The club value Worrall between £12 million and £15 million but they now look set to keep hold of their main central defender.

Forest have added just one player to their ranks this summer. American stopper Ethan Horvath is the club’s only new recruit going into the new season.

Keeping hold of their star players now looks like a priority ahead of the big kick-off and Worrall sticking around could prove massive.

Forest keeping Worrall would be the best news of the summer

Keeping hold of Worrall looking like a thankless task. Slowly but surely, however, the interested teams have added other defenders to their ranks.

With their focus switching elsewhere, Forest can now look forward to starting the season with Worrall at the heart of their rearguard.

Joe Worrall
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The club does need new players but plenty of fans will see this as a massive positive for the football club.

If you offered supporters not signing anyone of any note and keeping hold of Worrall and their other sought-after player Brennan Johnson, plenty would take that from the transfer window.

Whether fresh interest will emerge later in the window remains to be seen. For now, though, Forest can look forward to seeing Worrall in the Garibaldi this Sunday.

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