The agent of Nottingham Forest-linked striker Boylaye Dia has suggested that the player could end up in England.

Forest were looking at the player currently on loan with Salernitana during the January transfer window.

The 26-year-old decided to stay with the Serie A outfit for the 2022/23 campaign and is now on 15 goals for the season.

Last night he scored a devastating hat-trick during a 3-3 draw against Fiorentina and his stock continues to rise.

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Salernitana do have the option to buy the player but it’s not uncommon in Italy for a club to make a purchase and then cash in straight away.

Now the player’s agent believes that other clubs are monitoring the player who is owned by Villarreal.

Furthermore, it’s claimed that English clubs are among the interested parties.

The player’s agent said live on Kiss Kiss Radio: “I still know nothing about Dia’s future at Salernitana. First of all, the club must gain survival, which hasn’t happened yet.

“We have to wait and then discuss a transfer and all the rest. (Napoli director Cristiano) Giuntoli is following him. But he has plenty of admirers, also from England and France.”

Dia agent implies that his Forest-linked client could end up in England

This would be quite a good signing made by Forest if they can somehow survive in the Premier League.

Dia is a decent striker and he’s performed above expectations in Italy this season with a very impressive goal haul.

Forest would fancy their chances of landing him. West Ham are another option for the player in England.

Despite his impressive 2022/23 campaign, it seems unlikely that Dia would command an astronomical transfer fee.

Forest Dia
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Forest will attempt to do far savvier business in the transfer market next summer, regardless of which division they are in.

Signing Dia will be very dependent on whether or not Premier League football remains on the cards.

If the Reds can survive, they should perhaps go full steam ahead to make this one happen.