Wolverhampton Wanderers are interested in Sabri Lamouchi and plan to make the Nottingham Forest boss their top target should they lose Nuno Espirito Santo, according to The Sun on Sunday (1/12; page 67).
Nuno’s work at Molineux is not going unnoticed. Wolves will move back to fifth with a win on Sunday. And they could find themselves just four points off the top four should they beat Sheffield United.
They have also booked their spot in the knockout stages of the Europa League. The Daily Mail reported this week that Nuno is a top target for Arsenal, and Unai Emery has since left the Emirates.
While The Sun on Sunday does not make any mention of Arsenal, it is suggested that Wolves are preparing themselves in case Nuno does leave the club at any stage in the near future.
And it is being reported by The Sun on Sunday (1/12; page 67) that Lamouchi will become their top target if Nuno does go.
It is suggested that some of the Forest boss’ staff are handled by Jorge Mendes, who remains a key figure at Wolves. It is also noted that Lamouchi is being tracked by several Premier League admirers.
It would be a surprise if Wolves lost Nuno anytime soon. The club continue to move in the right direction. And he will surely have little desire to go while they continue to make progress.
But there is no question that Lamouchi has been an inspired appointment for Forest. They sit fourth in the Championship and have a game in hand over many of the sides around them.
Given their performance and the fact that he is only on a one-year deal at the City Ground (via The Sun on Sunday), it is not surprising that clubs are sitting up and taking notice.
But like Nuno at Wolves, it is currently difficult to see Lamouchi going anywhere while Forest are right in the promotion mix. From the outside, it looks as though it will need to be something special to tempt him away from the City Ground.