Leicester City are pushing to sign Wolverhampton Wanderers defender Conor Coady amid links to Nottingham Forest.

Forest may well be in the market for another defender this summer.

Whilst Steve Cooper has numbers at the back, there were a number of injury problems in that area last season.

Add in that Willy Boly and Moussa Niakhate are in line to head off to the Africa Cup of Nations in January and Forest may need some additional depth.

There have been links with a move for Coady, with the Daily Mail reporting earlier in June that Forest were eyeing a deal.

Everton turned down a £4.5million option to buy Coady after taking him on loan for the 2022-23 season.

Wolves are keen to move Coady on though and Forest were eyeing a potential reunion with Steve Cooper.

Cooper and Coady worked together in the Liverpool youth ranks and we know Cooper likes a reunion or two.

Sam Surridge, Morgan Gibbs-White and Jonathan Panzo had all worked with Cooper elsewhere before joining him at Forest.

Coady fits a similar bill but it looks like he will be heading elsewhere in the East Midlands…

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Conor Coady nearing Leicester City move

The Mirror report that Leicester are now ‘closing in’ on a deal to sign Coady and hope to have the deal done before this weekend.

There has allegedly been ‘strong’ Premier League competition for Coady, who has also been linked with Sheffield United.

New Foxes boss Enzo Maresca has seemingly focused on signing Coady, seeking to add some real experience to his back line.

Leicester do have defenders like Harry Souttar and Wout Faes but the leadership and experience of Coady could be valuable.

Coady is now expected to become a key part of Leicester’s push for promotion back to the Premier League.

Forest will move on and look elsewhere with the likes of Robin Koch and Alexander Djiku recently linked.