Nottingham Forest are keen to bring Inter Milan midfielder Roberto Gagliardini to the City Ground, according to Gianluca Di Marzio.

The 28-year-old has made 14 appearances this season but just four of those have come in the starting eleven.

The Serie A club could be willing to offload the central midfielder, with Forest in the mix to sign him.

Gagliardini could be offloaded now with his contract due to expire at the end of the 2022/23 campaign.

Forest keen Gagliardini
(Photo; Mattia Ozbot; Inter; Inter; Getty Images)

Inter want to make a bit of cash on the deal and now is their last chance to recoup a transfer fee for him.

At this stage, Forest have merely made an enquiry into the availability of the player who operates as a central midfielder.

The consensus is that the Italian performer could wait until the end of the season when he will likely have more options.

Gagliardini has made 175 appearances for Inter in total and has also played for Atalanta, Cesens and Spezia during his career.

Five years ago he was tipped for big things, with Daniele De Rossi touting him as the heir to his throne.

Things haven’t quite transpired in such fashion but nonetheless, he would bring undoubted quality to Forest.

Forest keen to bring Gagliardini to the City Ground

This is a signing that doesn’t make a deal of sense at this stage for the Reds.

Forest have just signed Danilo and already have Ryan Yates, Remo Freuler, Orel Mangala and Lewis O’Brien as options for the squad.

Cheikhou Kouyate is likely to be back in March and signing another midfielder just doesn’t make much sense.

Gagliardini has plenty of experience and having spent so much time with Inter, he can clearly play.

Forest keen Gagliardini
(Photo; Mattia Ozbot – Inter; Inter; Getty Images)

Still, it would perhaps be a strange one for Forest to go out and land another midfielder at this stage of the season.

Rumour rating: 4/10 – As good as Gagliardini is, we just don’t think another midfielder will be sought.

A player once compared to De Rossi is not to be sniffed at but ultimately, Forest have enough midfielders to see them through to the end of the 2022/23 campaign.

This one looks like a long shot to say the very least.

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