It was a manic final few days of the summer transfer window for Nottingham Forest, however, even though the window slammed shut on Friday, more news is still coming out about a number of players.

The latest name from the Reds is Taiwo Awoniyi.

According to The Athletic, 48 hours before the deadline, Mauricio Pochettino’s Chelsea enquired about the availability of the 26-year-old striker, with Forest refusing to do business stating he’s not for sale.

The club stood firm on Awoniyi and rightly so after his recent remarkable run of scoring in seven consecutive Premier League outings.

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Evidence of how far Nottingham Forest have come

Rewind a couple of years ago, with the club forced to sell key assets such as Britt Assombalonga, Michail Antonio and Oliver Burke – all key players for the club during their respective times at the City Ground.

However, in 2023 due to the successes produced on and off the field by Steve Cooper, Evangelos Marinakis and the players, the club are able to operate and demand huge fees for their star players.

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Brennan Johnson may have left for a record sale of £47.5 million, but the fee has allowed the hierarchy to reinvest the money appropriately including the club-record deal for Ibrahim Sangare for £30 million.

There is no longer a pressure to sell, as demonstrated by Chelsea’s enquiry for Awoniyi.

The club have a net spend of £92 million on the 13 arrivals at the City Ground this summer, with the board once again backing Cooper with arrivals but also rejecting offers for key men in the squad.

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