Nottingham Forest 'open talks' to snap up arch-rivals' star striker and want to get done 'in next few days' | The Sun

Nottingham Forest 'open talks' to snap up arch-rivals' star striker and want to get done 'in next few days' | The Sun

July 8, 2023

NOTTINGHAM FOREST are keeping tabs on one of rivals Leicester's top strikers, reports suggest.

Forest have been rather quiet during the summer transfer window after signing a staggering 29 players last season.

However, big decisions are still being made by the Tricky Trees' hierarchy after an adventurous first season back in the Premier League that saw them barely avoiding relegation.

Nottingham's owner Evangelos Marinakis and manager Steve Cooper are still planning to make some significant additions.

And they want to start by moving Leicester star Kelechi Iheanacho across the East Midlands.

That is according to Foot Mercato journalist Santi Aouna, who reports the club has opened talks to sign Iheanacho this summer.

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In fact, the striker is "on top" of Forest's list of targets ahead of next season.

The club wishes to complete a deal for the Nigeria international "in the next days".

The 26-year-old has put together some unforgettable performances at Leicester, especially in the FA Cup.

Iheanacho amassed eight goals and five assists in 35 appearances across all competitions last season.

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The Nigerian counts a total of 55 goals and 33 assists in 206 matches ever since his arrival at King Power Stadium from Manchester City in 2017.

Hi contract runs out in 2024, which means Leicester are facing the prospect of losing him for free next year.

New manager Enzo Maresca is targeting an immediate Premier League return following last season's relegation to the Championship.

But Maresca has seen some key players leaving, such as James Madisson and Youri Tielemans who joined Tottenham and Aston Villa respectively.

Iheanacho could be next with Forest very keen to add him to Cooper's frontline.

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