Nottingham Forest are still trying hard to sign Wolves attacker Morgan Gibbs-White, according to The Athletic. The Reds have been trying desperately to land the man Steve Cooper considers his number one target all summer long.

Forest have been boosted in their efforts in the coming weeks. Wolves have strengthened their attacking ranks, with Goncalo Guedes arriving from Valencia; whilst they’ve also splashed the cash on Matheus Nunes from Sporting Lisbon.

Forest trying Gibbs-White
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It’s now claimed that the Forest fire is still burning strong. The Reds still want to add Gibbs-White before the transfer window closes next month. The player could be available for around £30 million but so far the clubs have been unable to agree on a fee.

Interestingly, the report claims that a deal might be doable. It says that although Bruno Lage has insisted he’s not for sale this summer, it’s believed that the 22-year-old is now more expendable despite the fact Wolves don’t actually need to sell.

Gibbs-White has played 90 minutes in both of Wolves’ Premier League games this season. On Saturday, Guedes was kept on the substitutes bench for the start; although that’s unlikely to be a regular occurrence given the money they spent on him.

Forest still trying hard to sign Gibbs-White

It’s no surprise that the Reds are still keen. Cooper wants the Wolves performer as his top priority and the club have backed the head coach all summer long in the transfer market.

It does seem unlikely, however, that Forest will pay over the odds. After forking out over £100 million, it seems unthinkable that the Reds will part with another fee in the region of £30 million before the window shuts.

Forest trying Gibbs-White
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Gibbs-White would be a very useful player. He spent last season on loan at Sheffield United, scoring 12 times and laying on 10 assists as the Blades reached the play-offs in the Championship before losing to Forest.

At 22, he has bags of time to unearth his potential. Cooper called him ‘fantastic’ when they worked together at Swansea and the Reds boss will be absolutely desperate to get something done by the time the window has closed.

This latest report gives Forest a glimmer of hope. Lage has been busy bigging his player up of late though and it will still be a challenge to get this one over the line.

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