Nottingham Forest are set to win the race to sign Aston Villa striker Keinan Davis, with a medical now imminent ahead of a loan deal.

The Express and Star report that Davis is set for a move to the City Ground, joining on loan until the end of the season.

Stoke City missed out in the summer, seeming close to a deal before Davis picked up a knee injury.

The Telegraph’s John Percy has added an update, claiming Davis will now undergo a medical on Friday.

Davis is now set to become Steve Cooper’s first signing as Forest boss, with a deal teed up to go through as soon as the transfer window opens.


Davis, 23, was on the books at Stevenage before dropping into non-league with Biggleswade Town in 2015.

Aston Villa saw enough potential in him, snapping up after four weeks on trial with the club.

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Davis has now turned out 87 times for Villa, scoring just seven goals.

That record may concern Forest fans, but Davis is big, physical, mobile and an absolute nuisance with his work rate.

Villa are now loaning Davis out despite the fact that Steven Gerrard is a huge fan and wanted him at Rangers.

Davis will hope the goals finally flow for him with Forest, and Cooper will be delighted to have another striker on the way in.

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