Nottingham Forest are in talks with Atletico Madrid over the potential signing of Renan Lodi, according to journalist Jacque Talbot.

The Reds were keen on a loan deal for the left-sided wing-back; although Fabrizio Romano has claimed that a temporary deal is out of the question.

Atletico rejected a request from Manchester City earlier this summer to take the player on loan and that seems to be off the table.

As a result, a deal for Forest to sign Lodi looks particularly difficult and nothing, at this stage, is close to being completed.

Forest talks Lodi
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Lodi has made 118 appearances for Los Rojiblancos. He has scored six goals and claimed 11 assists in Diego Simeone’s team.

It would seem as though he’s fallen down the pecking order now. He’s been an unused substitute in both of Atletico’s games this season.

As a result, they could be prepared to let him go. Forest are now keen and they remain locked in talks with the La Liga outfit.

Signing him permanently could prove tricky. It’s claimed that he has a £51 million release clause in his contract.

Jorge Mendes doesn’t represent Lodi but it’s claimed that he’s involved in these negotiations with Forest.

Forest in talks over Lodi

The Reds would be completing an astonishing coup of they could get this deal over the line.

It won’t be easy to sign him but based on the events of the summer so far, don’t rule out another Marinakis masterstroke.

Lodi is a world-renowned player and it’s remarkable that Forest are even in the race considering City wanted him as recent as this summer.

Forest talks Lodi
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The 24-year-old has bags of experience and has also been rewarded with 15 caps for the Brazil national team.

Forest have signed Harry Toffolo and Omar Richards this summer but the latter is out injured for at least another month.

As a result, another left-sided wing-back could be ideal and the £64,000-a-week star Lodi would be a remarkable addition.

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