Nottingham Forest have entered into talks with Lyle Taylor, with The Sun on Sunday (12/7; page 61) reporting that the Championship promotion-chasers are leading the race to sign the striker.
Taylor is now a free agent after leaving Charlton Athletic when his contract expired last month. He scored 11 goals in 22 league appearances for the Addicks following their promotion last term.
And it appears that Forest have acted swiftly in an attempt to secure a bargain move.
The Sun on Sunday (12/7; page 61) reports that Sabri Lamouchi’s men are now in talks with the 30-year-old, and hope to sign him regardless of which division they find themselves in next year.
Forest are on the cusp of securing a play-off spot. But there is surely no question that they need to strengthen their attacking ranks when the window opens.
Lewis Grabban has scored 20 goals this term. But he is the only player in double figures. Meanwhile, Joe Lolley is the only other Forest player to have scored more than three times in the league.
The Sun on Sunday notes that Taylor is wanted by a host of clubs. But it is suggested that Forest are currently in pole position.
TBR View: Taylor on free transfer could be inspired move from Forest
Taylor has proved that he can score goals in the Championship. And while he is yet to test himself in the Premier League, he has, so far, stepped up almost every time he has moved up a level.
On a free transfer therefore, Taylor could be an inspired signing for Forest – no matter which division they find themselves in next term.