Nottingham Forest are likely to try and sign Inter midfielder Roberto Gagliardini to the City Ground – but it could be a summer deal. According to Sky Sports, the Reds are interested in the man who has won a league title at the San Siro.

Forest are still on the lookout for some new players this month. They’ve already added Gustavo Scarpa, Danilo and Chris Wood to their ranks but more players could follow.

Some players could leave the City Ground before the window slams shut too. The likes of Lewis O’Brien, Harry Toffolo and Emmanuel Dennis haven’t played much and they could depart on loan or permanently.

Forest sign Gagliardini
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Gagliardini, 28, has been with Inter since 2017. He signed from Atalanta on loan originally and then made it permanent the year after following a successful temporary stint.

During 2022/23, he’s made 14 appearances. Starting berths haven’t been forthcoming, however, with Gagliardini out of contract with the Italian giants during the summer.

The player has been tipped for big things in the past. Daniele De Rossi previously called him the heir to his throne and ‘really strong’ but it’s fair to say that he’s failed to live up to that billing.

Gagliardini is still a steady player and one who has played plenty of football in Italy. He’s made 175 appearances for Inter and before that played 36 times for Atalanta.

Forest will try and sign Gagliardini

The Italian would be a useful signing but he would hardly be a worthwhile addition right now. Forest have several midfielders to choose from and a pre-contract makes more sense.

Forest sign Gagliardini
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Gagliardini is more defence-minded with his midfield play. Forest could perhaps utilise him as an alternative to Cheikhou Kouyate who looks likely to leave during the summer.

Right now, he’d be a signing that makes very little sense. On a pre-contract agreement, however, this move could give Forest an early signing to tick off ahead of next season.

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