Brentford are unwilling to let Marcus Forss leave to join Nottingham Forest on loan during January, according to Will Unwin of The Guardian.
The Bees look set to keep the Finland international in and around their squad, with signings not expected for Brentford this month.
Forest had hoped to snare the striker to the City Ground as they look to beef up their attack ahead of a push towards the play-offs.
The Reds have already added Keinan Davis to their ranks. Lewis Grabban and Lyle Taylor are also in competition for a place in Steve Cooper’s team.
Forss is yet to really take off at Brentford. He did score four times during a 7-0 win over Oldham in the Carabao Cup; although a maiden Premier League goal has eluded him so far.
The youngster has scored eight goals in the Championship for Brentford and is deemed as a future star by the club.
In November 2020, it was claimed that Borussia Dortmund were keen to sign Forss. The Bundesliga outfit were thought to be impressed after he scored against France during a surprise 2-0 win for Finland.
At the time it was claimed that Forss was a similar player to Jamie Vardy. His physique, movement and finishing were all considered similar, as was his background and way into professional football.
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It does seem unlikely that Forss will become a first-team regular and Brentford any time soon and Forest should keep an eye on this one.
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Having landed Davis on loan, perhaps it would be somewhat unnecessary for Forest to add another loan striker to their ranks during this window.
At 22, the international striker has time on his side. Featuring from the bench at Brentford should do him good for the remainder of this season.
There will come a time when he needs to play, however. Next season could be the one where Brentford loan him to a Championship club. If that is the case, Forest need to be ready to pounce.