Nottingham Forest are bracing themselves for a bid from Leeds United for Brennan Johnson, according to Football Insider.

The 20-year-old won’t be short of suitors in the summer amid a fantastic maiden campaign playing Championship football.

The academy graduate was subject of three bids from Brentford in the summer, although Forest stayed firm on Johnson.

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Now, with the youngster in fine form, it seems likely that other teams will come in for the player during the January transfer window.

Johnson is being monitored by Leeds with the Whites keen to take him to Elland Road during January.

The Premier League outfit sent a scout to watch the Forest youngster at QPR last week as the Reds drew 1-1.

Based on that performance, the Whites will have been delighted with Johnson. He was largely Forest’s best player and gave the QPR defenders a torrid time.

Forest will face a fight to keep hold of Johnson. Any potential suitor will have to cough up though, with the youngster thought to be worth around £10 million.

The Reds man will now head off on international duty with Wales and he’ll hope to make his mark for his country during the next round of games.

Can Forest keep hold of Johnson?

It does look unlikely. Given the form he is in now it seems as though lots of Premier League clubs will be keen on his services.

The Reds would dearly love to keep hold of the youngster and Steve Cooper has spoken about wanting to give the player a new deal.

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That would at least preserve the player’s valuation and help Forest recoup a massive amount for the youngster.

Losing Johnson to Leeds wouldn’t be ideal. The Reds have a history with the top-flight outfit and seeing the talented forward strut his stuff at Elland Road would hurt the Forest fan base.

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