Nottingham Forest look set for deadline day trauma over their long-running pursuit of Ibrahim Sangare. The Reds have wanted the Ivorian all summer long but now the deal looks to be at the brink of collapse.

The 25-year-old is now seemingly set to stay with PSV for the next few months after they qualified for the Champions League. Journalist Rik Elfrink believes it will take a final-day miracle for the Reds to sign him.

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Yesterday it was claimed that Forest had reached an agreement with PSV over Sangare. The claim was made that it was now down to the player to make his mind up over whether to stick or twist.

The midfield enforcer has been the number one target for the Reds since the transfer window started. Forest were hoping to snare Sangare, despite Liverpool, PSG and Bayern Munich showing an interest.

Now, however, it’s claimed that things have gone south. It’s not really a surprise given that the player was integral as PSV qualified for the group stages of the Champions League.

Forest set for disappointment in Sangare race

This is really a huge setback, however, all is not lost. Forest are still being linked with some top players on deadline day and perhaps they can get others over the line now that Sangare has made his call.

Forest have worked tirelessly behind the scenes this summer. For a little while things were quite slow moving but in the last fortnight things have picked up at quite a rate.

Forest Sangare
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Last night, the club added Murillo to their ranks. He has joined from Corinthians and has penned a five-year contract at the City Ground and provides cover in defence.

Wilfred Ndidi has been linked with a move to Trentside this summer. Perhaps Forest will now step up their efforts to land the Leicester City man, with the Sangare deal now looks extremely unlikely.

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