Football League World claim that West Ham are monitoring the services of former Nottingham Forest target Rob Dickie, and it could be good news for the Reds!

The QPR defender almost signed for Forest in the summer of 2020. He was linked with a £1.8 million move from Oxford before penning terms in West London.

He has become a mainstay in the R’s team and is thriving under the show of faith by former Forest boss Warburton.

Now, West Ham are looking to make a move for him in January as they go in search of a central defender.

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Angelo Ogbonna has been ruled out for the season with a knee ligament injury. With that in mind, the Hammers will want reinforcements when the window opens.

Dael Fry from Middlesbrough is another player they’re looking at and right now, there is no mention of Forest defender Joe Worrall.

Claret and Hugh claimed that West Ham were tempted to bid £8 million for the Reds man during the summer months.

Now, it would appear as though Worrall isn’t on the radar and that bodes well for Forest.

The 24-year-old has played every game under Steve Cooper and is seemingly enjoying his football once again.

Did Forest miss a trick with Dickie?

It has to be said that they probably did. The 25-year-old didn’t cost much at all and he’s managed 66 outings for QPR during his time at the club.

Dickie signed for the Championship club at a similar time to Forest signing Scott McKenna.

That move has really worked out and that at least is a bonus.

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There is enough to suggest that Forest could have welcomed both though. Now, Cooper is utilising three central defenders and there is a shortage at the club.

One positive out of this, however, does seem as though West Ham won’t be casting flirtatious glances in the direction of Worrall.

Forest might have missed a trick with Dickie but him moving to West Ham would rule one club out of the chase for the Reds’ prized asset.

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