Nottingham Forest linked Josh Bowler won’t be joining Bournemouth on transfer deadline day. It is claimed by 90Min that the Cherries have turned their attention elsewhere after discovering that the Blackpool winger is set for a move elsewhere.

Forest have been linked with Bowler for a considerable amount of time. He was first linked earlier this month and the Reds have seen three bids for his services rejected.

Bowler showcased his quality on Saturday against Fulham. He scored a superb equaliser to deny the Cottagers a chance to continue their stranglehold on the Championship.

They too are in the mix to land Bowler today.

Forest Bowler
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Blackpool signed Charlie Kirk from Charlton last week. He was identified as the man to replace Bowler and the 22-year-old could now be Forest bound today.

Bowler spent four years on the books at Everton. He left in the summer having failed to make a single appearance for the Toffees.

He joined Hull on loan during 2019/20 and it was there he got a first taste of playing first-team football on a regular basis.

Blackpool picked him up for free and he’s scored three goals and claimed three assists from 31 appearances during 2021/22.

Will Forest get Bowler over the line today?

This update appears promising. Bowler has been on the radar all month and today could be the day when the resolve of Blackpool is breached.

Bowler would be an eye-catching addition. He can play anywhere across the front three and that versatility will suit Steve Cooper’s system.

Forest Bowler
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During yesterday’s 2-1 defeat, Steve Cook and Lewis Grabban hobbled off and new recruits look likely during today’s deadline day.

Bowler would be a decent addition. He fits the criteria of a Dane Murphy signing and also ticks the young and hungry boxes that supporters seem to crave.

Watch this space but Forest look on course to land Bowler.

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