Nottingham Forest still want to sign Watford striker Emmanuel Dennis and The Athletic claims that talks have begun.
The Reds are keen to sign another striker this summer, with Lewis Grabban now departed.
Taiwo Awoniyi has already arrived this summer and Sam Surridge scored on his return to the team last night.
Dennis signed for Watford last summer, costing the club £3 million from Genk.
He instantly became a mainstay in the team and scored 10 goals as the Hornets were relegated to the Championship.
The second-tier outfit are resigned to losing their main talisman this summer.
Forest aren’t alone in the race. Everton and Fulham are also keen, although they’re not as interested as the Reds.
A deal to see Dennis sign for Forest is some way out from being completed, with talks in the early stages.
West Ham were thought to be in the mix to sign Dennis too; although the player isn’t a priority for the Hammers.
Forest boss Steve Cooper will have a say in whether or not the 24-year-old ends up at the City Ground.
As with any signing, he wants to do his due diligence on the player first to check he fits the profile of a new signing.
Dennis is valued at around £20 million and his 10 goals last season might make him a useful signing.
Forest still want Dennis and striker signing is required
Scoring goals will determine whether or not the club can stay in the Premier League next season.
As a result, it will be difficult for the club to rely solely on Awoniyi and Surridge during 2022/23.
Dennis took to the Premier League well last season and his double figures for goals makes him a wanted man.
The really pleasing aspect of this report is that Cooper won’t simply stockpile players for the sake of it.
He is keen to meet with any new signing himself and that can only bode well when it comes to squad harmony.
Forest need another talisman and they could definitely do a lot worse than pursue Dennis.