Nottingham Forest have decided not to pursue a deal for Brighton striker Neal Maupay, according to Will Unwin of The Guardian.

The Reds had been in talks with the French striker over a move to sign the proven Premier League striker.

Now, it would seem as though they’ve parked their interest, paving the way for Everton or Fulham to swoop.

Maupay netted nine times for Brighton last season but wasn’t in their squad as they drew 0-0 with Newcastle on Saturday.

He’s fallen out of favour under Graham Potter and Forest had seen a bid of £15 million accepted for the striker.

Forest Maupay deal
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Now, it would seem as though the Reds are putting all of their efforts into getting Morgan Gibbs-White over the line.

The Reds have finally agreed on a deal with Wolves for the attacker and he’s set for a medical this evening.

Forest could feasibly sign both. Gibbs-White typically plays as a number 10, with Maupay more of a striker.

This could be a deal that gets revived in the next couple of weeks but for now, it’s claimed it’s not likely.

Forest are edging closer to completing their transfer business for this summer.

The challenge for Steve Cooper now is to get his team to gel as quickly as possible and get Forest fired to safety.

Forest decide not to pursue Maupay deal

This won’t be news that will disgruntle too many Forest fans and right now Gibbs-White is the name on their lips.

The Reds saw Maupay as another option in attack and perhaps that’s where the Wolves man will be seen.

Although Gibbs-White plays as a number 10, he did spend some time at Sheffield United playing as a striker.

Forest Maupay deal
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In the next couple of weeks, Forest might decide to move once again for Maupay.

His future remains unclear and if Fulham nor Everton bother to sign him, he could be in limbo.

A deal for the £35,000-a-week player looks off for now but it might not be a closed book just yet.

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