A report from Leader Live has made a truly bizarre transfer claim regarding Nottingham Forest and a striker from the National League.

It claims that the Reds are openly keen to try and sign Wrexham talisman Paul Mullin during the January transfer window.

The striker joined the non-league outfit in the summer after helping Cambridge United win promotion to League One last season.

Mullin has been in decent form this season, scoring 10 goals as Wrexham chase a return to the Football League.

Forest Mullin
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The Red Dragons are bankrolled by Hollywood duo Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney and have lofty ambitions.

So too will Mullin though and naturally, he’d fancy a move to the Championship if the opportunity should arise in the future.

It does seem a bit of a strange link though.

There is absolutely nothing emerging from the respectable outlets when it comes to Millin signing for Forest and he doesn’t really fit the criteria.

Dane Murphy doesn’t typically like signing players that would command a transfer fee that are over the age of 26.

Mullin is 27 and given his form this season, Wrexham won’t be willing to simply allow him to leave for Forest on a free.

Bizarre: Mullin surely won’t be joining Forest

This one does seem one that typifies the silly season we find ourselves on the cusp of.

Steve Cooper typically prefers trying to get a tune out of younger players and it’s hard to imagine who has recommended Mullin.

Wrexham v Notts County - Vanarama National League
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He was a real goal machine last season, scoring 34 goals in League Two for Cambridge as they secured a place in the third tier.

Ultimately, he’s never played a game of football in the Championship though and given that he’s approaching his peak that is a concern.

Consign this particular link under bizarre and quite frankly nonsensical.

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