Alan Nixon from The Sun has issued a couple of contradictory messages regarding Nottingham Forest defender Joe Worrall.

There does seem to be a real fascination by Nixon regarding the Reds central defender.

Of course, he’s bound to be asked so close to a window about one of the Championship’s shining lights.

Typically, he’s a big fan of linking Worrall with several clubs. If we had a pound every time he linked the defender with a move to Burnley we’d not be far off being able to retire!

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With the transfer window upon us in the next couple of weeks, Nixon has started the rumour mill up.

This weekend, however, he delivered a couple of messages that didn’t really go in tandem.

Nixon claimed on Twitter that it was possible that Worrall could leave Forest.

In the next breath, he mentioned that he wasn’t aware of one Premier League club that had the 24-year-old near the top of their wanted list for January.

It’s no secret that Worrall nearly left Forest in the summer; he conceded as much during an interview on YouTube with former Radio Nottingham pundit Robin Chipperfield.

As one of the Championship’s top performers, it’s only natural that some clubs will be monitoring the Hucknall-born star.

Worrall proves that January rumours should be taken with a pinch of salt by Forest fans

It’s hardly groundbreaking for Nixon to say that ‘it’s possible’ that Worrall could leave.

He’s one of the club’s best players and with Forest having not tasted the top-flight for over 20 years, of course, it’s possible for any player to leave.

The fact that no club has him close to the top of their shortlist is telling though.

Clubs are meticulous ahead of the January window, with many preferring not to spend massive bucks on players.

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Worrall won’t come cheap. He has made 19 appearances this season and 156 for Forest in total, showcasing his quality for the club.

As a boyhood fan, it’s unlikely that he’ll seek out a move.

With Forest now looking up under Steve Cooper, Worrall is likely to fancy a crack winning promotion with the Reds before weighing up his options in the summer.

As a result, supporters should relax over any Worrall speculation.

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