Nottingham Forest saw bids for Zian Flemming rejected in the summer and the player has now admitted he wanted a move.
He has told ESPN that he was pushing to move to Forest but made the point of suggesting that the decision was out of his hands.
The Reds wanted the attacker to bolster their ranks. With funds low, however, Forest were forced into targeting other players instead.
Now, Millwall want to sign the 23-year-old who currently plays for Fortuna Sittard.
They have been knocked back with bids for Derby star Louie Sibley and have turned their attention towards the Dutch attacker.
Millwall have also seen one bid rejected for Flemming but it would appear that the player would welcome a Championship move.
He told ESPN: “The Championship is a good step for me, it was the same with Nottingham Forest last summer. Then, I honestly indicated I wanted to go there. Millwall is also a nice option.
“But, you know how it went last summer. My opinion doesn’t really matter.”
Flemming is enjoying a decent campaign in Eredivisie. He has scored twice and claimed three assists from his 14 appearances during 2021/22.
Last season was the one that earned him the interest from Forest. He bagged 15 goals and claimed seven assists for Sittard who achieved a mid-table finish.
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It’s likely that Flemming will remain on the radar of Forest, although it’s unlikely they’ll finish up signing him this month.
If Millwall don’t bring him to the Championship, he could be one for Forest to look at in the summer.
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Brennan Johnson may be sold then, whilst Philip Zinckernagel is likely to return to Watford after his loan spell.
That could lead Forest to an assault on more attack-minded signings and Flemming could prove an ideal signing.