Shortly before Nottingham Forest drew with Notts County last night some contrasting reports emerged about the club’s pursuit of Morgan Gibbs-White.
It was claimed by Ali Martin who actually covers cricket for The Guardian that Forest were very close to completing a deal for the player.
Wolves fans went into hysterics; with Forest fans were jubilant. Their joy might have proved short-lived though as Liam Keen from the Express and Star seemed to dismiss the earlier claim.
Gibbs-White it seems remains on the radar of Forest. The issue seems to be that Wolves aren’t overly keen on selling him this summer.
That could change if a huge offer is forthcoming. Some reports have claimed that it would take around £30 million to prise him away from Molineux.
It’s no surprise that Forest want Gibbs-White. He scored 12 goals and claimed 10 assists last season for Sheffield United. He has looked good for Wolves in pre-season.
Everton have also made a bid. They made a relatively low offer some weeks ago and it remains to be seen if they will return with improved terms.
Gibbs-White will be craving first-team football. If he gets that at Wolves there is no reason to suggest he will leave but if Bruno Lage prefers other players, that could change.
Contrasting Gibbs-White reports emerge and perhaps there is something rumbling behind the scenes
There is a saying that there is no smoke without fire. Gibbs-White is a wanted man and whether or not anyone steps up their efforts to sign him remains to be seen.
It seems strange that a claim would be made by a journalist from The Guardian. Forest are perhaps now locked in talks and have sounded out the 22-year-old.
As we saw last week things can change very quickly. Huddersfield duo Lewis O’Brien and Harry Toffolo both signed amid lots of confusion over whether the deals were on or off.
Forest would dearly love to add Gibbs-White. He’s been one of Steve Cooper’s top priorities this summer and he will want to get this one done.
Whether he can do is open for discussion. Supporters and the Forest head coach will hope that The Guardian claims bear more substance than that of the local media.