Nottingham Forest’s top target Ibrahim Sangare won’t be joining Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich.

According to Florian Plettenberg, Thomas Tuchel’s side aren’t interested in signing the PSV midfielder this window, with no negotiations taking place for the Ivorian international.

It is no secret that Steve Cooper’s side are huge admirers of the 25-year-old midfielder, with the club having two rounds of talks with the player’s representatives already this summer.

The Reds had a loan-to-buy offer rejected for Sangare last week, with an obligation to buy for £21 million.

However, PSV made it clear that no deal would take place unless the £32 million release clause in his contract was triggered.

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Have Nottingham Forest moved on Sangare?

Since their last bid for Sangare, the Reds have submitted an offer for Benfica’s midfielder Florentino Luis.

According to Record Portugal, Cooper’s side have placed a £26 million bid for the 23-year-old holding midfielder, but Benfica are holding out for over £30 million.

With PSG also said to be interested in signing PSV man Sangare, it seems as though the Reds have put any deal for him on hold, turning their attention to Florentino.

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Florentino will likely fancy a move to the Premier League. He wants to play high-level football and the question is how far Forest are willing to go when it comes to the transfer fee.

Forest desperately need a holding midfielder and Florentino might be the perfect fit for Cooper’s side. He’s got a very similar skillset to Sangare and could prove to be a younger and cheaper alternative.

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