Nottingham Forest are set to complete the signing of Bournemouth defender Steve Cook with a medical and two-and-a-half-year deal imminent.

The Telegraph’s John Percy claims that Cook is set to undergo a medical with Forest ahead of a move from Bournemouth.

That’s backed up by the Daily Mail, who claim that Cook will sign a two-and-a-half-year deal with Forest.

Queens Park Rangers were the first to offer Cook a contract, but Forest have swooped in and won the race.

Cook is therefore expected to become Forest’s second January signing following the arrival of Aston Villa striker Keinan Davis.

Cook, 30, has racked up almost 400 appearances for Bournemouth having joined on loan from Brighton in 2011.

Currently club captain, Cook has been a mainstay at Bournemouth but his role has changed this season.

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Cook has started just three Championship games, falling out of the starting XI due to the great form of Gary Cahill and Lloyd Kelly.

Now keen to move on and play first-team football elsewhere, Cook is heading for the City Ground in what appears to be a very smart move.

Cook’s experience and leadership will be great for Joe Worrall and Scott McKenna to learn from, bringing a veteran presence to Forest in the race for the play-offs.

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