Crystal Palace are planning a £20 million bid to try and stun Nottingham Forest over Morgan Gibbs-White, according to The Sun.
Southampton are also in the mix to sign the England under-21 international but it’s thought that Forest hold the aces.
Steve Cooper has worked with Gibbs-White previously. He spent time on loan at Swansea during 2020/21, making just six appearances due to a broken foot.
Last season, the 22-year-old came of age during a season-long loan stint at Sheffield United.
He scored 13 goals and registered 10 assists as the Blades reached the play-offs under Paul Heckingbottom.
The South Yorkshire-based outfit lost to Forest in the semi-final with Gibbs-White missing the crucial spot-kick during the shootout.
Now, Wolves might consider selling their attacking midfielder and Forest have positioned themselves at the front of the queue.
Palace will provide stern competition though. Patrick Vieira is assembling a brilliant team and he’s a master at getting the best out of young talent.
The Eagles are thought to now be in the race; with Cheick Doucoure also on the verge of signing from Lens.
Gibbs-White might be one that teams have to wait for during this transfer window.
Bruno Lage could include him in Wolves’ pre-season program and he might not be sold until a replacement is sought.
Cooper is a big fan of Gibbs-White and called him ‘fantastic’ when he first signed him on loan from Wolves.
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The youngster is a player that looks tailor-made for Cooper’s style of play and he’s a worthy number one target.
Gibbs-White is quality and at 22, he has years ahead of him in the professional game.
Wolves may be acting coy about his future right now but he’s likely to go should the money be right.
As a result, Forest have to get serious about Gibbs-White and do whatever it takes to beat off competition from Palace.
Gibbs-White played as a number 10 or as a striker for Sheffield United last season and that versatility could be massive.
The Reds have the money and the versatile forward would represent a remarkable piece of business by the football club.