Nottingham Forest target Ibrahim Sangare scored a key goal for PSV in the Champions League qualifiers last night, as the Dutch side claimed a 2-2 draw away at Rangers.

The ‘unbelievable‘ midfielder found himself in a great position inside the 18-yard box and fired home brilliantly into the top right corner.

PSV’s number six had a solid game last night, making 52 passes, with 11 of those being progressive into the final third.

He also made two clearances, with one interception and two recoveries, whilst winning all four of his aerial battles.

25-year-old Sangare is still subject to major interest from Steve Cooper’s side, but face tough competition from sides such as PSG and Bayern Munich.

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Nottingham Forest’s pursuit of a defensive midfielder

The majority of the Reds’ transfer budget this window looks set to be invested in an elite-level defensive midfielder.

Forest have made multiple bids for Sangare, with the latest loan-to-buy being rejected by PSV.

Cooper’s side have also made a €35 million plus add-ons bid for Monaco’s Youssouf Fofana, with rumours suggesting the French international is holding out for a move to a bigger club.

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A new name that has been mentioned of late is Real Betis’ Guido Rodriguez.

However, Ligue 1 side Lyon have reportedly tabled a bid for the 29-year-old with Forest facing yet more competition for a target in the midfield department.

It is clear where Cooper and the hierarchy want to improve the squad this window, however, they may need to keep pushing with just nine days left to go in the summer window.

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