Leicester City want James Garner as Brendan Rodgers eyes a summer move to sign the Nottingham Forest loan star.

Forest will hardly be thinking about transfer rumours today.

Steve Cooper takes his side to Wembley Stadium to battle Huddersfield Town in the final of the Championship playoffs.

Forest are potentially just 90 minutes away from the Premier League and a first return to the top flight in more than 20 years.

Having been in the doldrums under Chris Hughton, this has been a remarkable season for Forest and it could have a dream ending.

So forgive Forest fans if they want Brendan Rodgers to take a hike amid claims he wants Forest loan star James Garner.

Leicester City want James Garner

On the eve of Forest’s biggest game, The Mirror have reported that Leicester are keen to sign Garner this summer.

It’s stated that Rodgers has been tracking Garner’s progress at Forest this season and is now considering a summer bid.

Garner has racked up four goals and eight assists for Forest this season.

Parent club Manchester United want to give Garner a chance to impress new boss Erik ten Hag over pre-season.

Yet it seems that Premier League clubs are queueing up for Garner’s signature this summer.

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Leeds United and Southampton are keen too but Leicester want to take Garner across the East Midlands.

This comes just weeks after claims that Leicester want to sign Forest defender Joe Worrall this summer.

Seeing Worrall and Garner turn out for Leicester would certainly hurt Forest fans.

Yet if Forest can get the job done today, Worrall would surely stay and hopes of bringing Garner back on loan would increase.

Today’s game shapes the summer for Forest, so let’s hope Cooper and co can take Forest back to the promised land – and then lure Garner back to the City Ground.

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