Cardiff City are lining up an ambitious move to sign Nottingham Forest linked Jed Wallace during the summer, according to The Mirror journalist Darren Witcoop.
The Bluebirds are looking to trim their wage budget this summer and will likely target free agents and loan recruits.
That has led the club to Wallace, with the 28-year-old unlikely to sign a new contract with Millwall when his deal expires in the summer.
Forest were heavily linked with a move for the winger during the January transfer window; with Leeds, Besiktas and Middlesbrough all also in the mix for his signature.
Wallace has been with the Lions for five years. He has become a firm fan favourite and is one of the Championship’s very best wingers.
This season he’s produced remarkable numbers despite spending some time out through injury. He has found the net six times and also claimed 11 assists for Gary Rowett’s team.
Forest tried desperately to sign him during the January transfer window. Several reports came to light, with one claiming that Millwall valued him at £9 million!
With just months to run on his contract, Wallace looks set to remain a hot topic of the column inches in various gossip columns.
Forest must pull out the stops for Wallace signature
The Reds must fancy themselves to be in pole position for Wallace during the summer. He will be acutely aware of the club’s interest and given how they’ve played under Steve Cooper, he may fancy a move to the City Ground.
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Wallace is at the peak of his powers and he’d be a very useful free agent. The links with Cardiff are perhaps idle gossip. The winger will want a decent wage, yet the Bluebirds are trying to lower that side of things.
The tricky performer whips a wonderful set-piece into dangerous areas and as a result, he could thrive in Cooper’s very fluid Forest system.