Nottingham Forest aren’t progressing particularly well in their quest to sign winger Jed Wallace, according to The Guardian journalist Will Unwin.

Forest head coach Steve Cooper is desperate to add another forward option to his ranks before the transfer window closes.

He has targeted Wallace as his number one option, with the 27-year-old out of contract during the summer.

It emerged last week that Millwall may ask for £9 million for their player. That does seem ambitious given the perilous nature of his contract.

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Forest aren’t getting any closer to adding to their squad, however. The Lions aren’t particularly keen to do business with a divisional rival.

There will, of course, be other irons in the fire. Wallace is the primary option but Josh Bowler and Paul Mukairu have also been linked.

Wallace has been a quality signing for Millwall. He’s been a massive player for them over the last five years and naturally, they want a decent fee for their player.

They are in limbo though. Wallace has indicated that he’d like to leave this month and that surely places emphasis on Millwall to do a deal, or risk losing him for free.

Forest hopes of Wallace fading

The Reds will have to be quick if they’re going to get a deal over the line for Wallace.

The player would be a useful addition to the ranks and give Forest a great chance of breaking into the top-six.

Cooper has done some great work at Forest. The challenge now is to kick on even further and try to obtain a play-off berth.

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Wallace’s versatility would make him a useful addition to Cooper’s style of play. He has played in four positions so far this season and Gary Rowett has got the best out of him.

Forest are facing a losing battle it would seem and it’ll be interesting to see how this plays out between now and the end of the month.

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