Nottingham Forest target Konstantinos Mavropanos endured a tough night as he was sent off for Greece against France.
Stuttgart defender Mavropanos was again linked with Forest over the weekend.
Sportime over in Greece reported that Forest have made first contact to try and sign Mavropanos and an initial offer is on the table.
It’s claimed that Forest have offered €10million (£8.5million) for Mavropanos, but Stuttgart want around €15million (£13million).
There isn’t a huge gap in those valuations and Forest may well return with an improved offer soon.
This comes after German news outlet Kicker reported that Forest tried a January move for Mavropanos.
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That report suggested that Forest were willing to pay €20million (£17million) for Mavropanos, which seems a little rich.
Stuttgart have avoided relegation out of the Bundesliga but will still command decent money for the defender.
If Forest were watching Mavropanos on Monday night though, they may not have been too impressed…
Konstantinos Mavropanos endures nightmare Greece display
Few were really expecting Greece to win as they travelled to take on France.
Their cause wasn’t helped though as Mavropanos committed a crazy foul on France attacker Antoine Greizmann.
Griezmann was attacking a cross from Theo Hernandez when Mavropanos came flying in and kicked him in the head.
Mavropanos received a yellow card but was probably lucky to not receive a red for a wild challenge.
Kylian Mbappe scored from the spot at the second attempt after his saved effort was retaken.
Things went from bad to worse for Mavropanos as he bundled over Randal Kolo Muani on his way to goal.
Mavropanos was given his marching orders, leaving Greece to see out the final 20 minutes with 10 men.
This wasn’t the kind of night Mavropanos was hoping for, but Forest will surely judge him on an impressive body of work at Stuttgart rather than one night against France.