FL transfer latest: Forest to start spending spree; Wednesday to put up fight

Forest City Ground

Nottingham Forest, Middlesbrough, Sheffield Wednesday, Blackburn Rovers, Leeds United, Huddersfield Town and Wolverhampton Wanderers involved.

Nottingham Forest have made their first movements in the transfer window that could indicate a spending spree on their part. Matty Fryatt has already been linked with a move to the City Ground, and it looks like he could be joined by Middlesbrough's influential midfielder, Grant Leadbitter and former West Brom favourite, Graham Dorrans.

The Birmingham Mail have reported that Nottingham Forest are closing in a loan move for Graham Dorrans, who has slipped down the pecking order to the likes of Morgan Amalfitano, Scott Sinclair and Stephane Sessegnon. The midfielder has already proved himself with Championship promotion pedigree and could be a huge boost for the rest of the season.

Along with Dorrans, Sean Taylor tweeted confirmation that Forest have made contact with Middlesbrough over Grant Leadbitter:

Another old target for Nottingham Forest and one they perused vigorously in the summer but couldn't attain. And with the former Sunderland midfielder in the form of his life, Nottingham Forest will be keen to get the deal over the line this time round.


Sheffield Wednesday are reportedly ready to fight Nottingham Forest over Hull City striker Matty Fryatt.


Fryatt enjoyed a very fruitful loan spell at Hillsbrough earlier in the season, scoring 4 goals in 9 games and reinstating his reputation at Championship level. Nottingham Forest are obviously keen in bringing the former Leicester City star to the City Ground, but Sheffield Wednesday obviously feel capable of putting up a serious fight for the player.


The big news for Blackburn fans is the possible departure of captain Scott Dann to Crystal Palace for an estimated £2.5m. Alan Nixon from The Mirror tweeted that a deal was very close, and the list of replacements aren't great. The news comes as a huge blow to Rovers fans who had hoped for a late promotion push, and possibly a Premier League return this season.


And finally in League One, Wolverhampton Wanderers are reportedly close to accepting that top goalscorer Leigh Griffiths is set to move North of the border to Scottish champions Celtic. Alan Nixon from The Mirror has tweeted that Celtic's interest is very strong, and the West Midland's side have lined up Nahki Wells as his replacement.

Although, later tweets from Alan Nixon indicate that Nahki Wells is focusing on a Championship move and therefore leaving the door open to Huddersfield and Leeds who remain favourites for his signature.

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