Nottingham Forest are reportedly in talks to sign Millwall winger Jed Wallace, according to a report by the Daily Mail.
Sky Sports claim that Turkish giants Besiktas want Wallace to sign a pre-contract agreement. That would see him stay at the New Den until the summer and then move on a free transfer.
Moving to Turkey is likely to be an attractive proposition. A more lucrative deal will be on the table than the one that Forest will offer the versatile winger.
Cooper had wanted to sign Josh Bowler from Blackpool. Forest saw a bid in excess of £1 million rejected at the weekend and now attention has turned elsewhere.
Wallace is a proven Championship winger. He has made 243 appearances for the Lions, scoring 41 goals and claiming 43 assists.
During 2021/22 he has played in a number of positions, scoring five goals and registering six assists. Philip Zinckernagel is top of the pops for Forest when it comes to setting up goals with as many as Wallace to his name.
Forest aren’t messing about this month and have already added Keinan Davis and Steve Cook to Cooper’s ranks.
Two bids have already been rejected for Wallace. Forest look undeterred though and will likely return with another for the talented forward.
Buzzing: What have Forest fans said about Wallace?
At 27-years-old, Wallace would be a proven and somewhat exciting addition. He has a wand of a right foot and is capable of scoring and assisting goals.
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Forest aren’t used to this meticulous, early deals over the line approach and it’s making a refreshing change.
Given that Millwall will want to hold out for the best deal for their player, this one could take a little more time to get over the line.
His contract situation means the Lions will have a big decision to make, however, and Forest don’t look like giving up the ghost any time soon.
Here is what the fan base have had to say on Twitter about a potential deal for Millwall star Wallace.