Former Nottingham Forest loanee Arijanet Muric is standing in the way of the Reds completing a move for Wayne Hennessey, according to The Telegraph.

The Reds are set to sign the Wales number one. Burnley, however, are keen to make sure that they’re well-stocked before they let him leave.

The relegated Clarets have already lost Nick Pope this summer, with the England man signing for Newcastle.

Now, Hennessey is also set to jump ship with Forest keen to add him to their goalkeeping ranks ahead of the 2022/23 campaign.

Muric standing in the way of Forest signing Hennessey
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There is a caveat, however, and the reason it’s not gone through yet is down to Burnley wanting their own man in first.

Boss Vincent Kompany is awaiting the green light from his former club to sign Kosovo international Muric ahead of the new season.

Once that deal goes through; Hennessey should be announced by Forest pretty quickly.

Muric was an eye-catching signing made ahead of the 2019/20 campaign and he was expected to star on Trentside.

Things didn’t work out. He was lobbed from distance in his first game against West Brom and never recovered.

He made just five appearances for the Reds and was ousted by Brice Samba who also signed for the club during the same summer.

Muric standing in the way of Hennessey move to Forest

The more jovial supporters might suggest that this is the first time that Muric has stopped anything!

Forest will be hoping that Burnley land a goalkeeper soon in order to complete their own goalkeeping ranks.

Muric has won 26 caps for his country and there is perhaps a decent goalkeeper in there somewhere.

Muric standing in the way of Forest signing Hennessey
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At 23-years-old he does have time on his side and Kompany might be able to get the best out of his former teammate.

Burnley might feel that they can land the £27,000-a-week player on a permanent deal given that he’s only made four appearances for Manchester City.

Hennessey looks like he will be a useful second-choice goalkeeper for Forest. Hopefully, a deal can be done quickly.

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