Hodge made the revelation while analysing Forest star Michail Antonio's performance in the 3-3 draw with Blackburn Rovers away from home in the Championship on Saturday.
“I am not being a scare-monger, but it doesn’t need a brain-box to realise that in the summer Antonio will be a hot property. I think Forest will have to prepare for some bids for him.
Antonio is one of the best players in the Forest squad and was superb for the Reds against Blackburn on Saturday.
The 25-year-old midfielder scored twice from six shots, had a pass accuracy of 74%, created five chances, put in two crosses and attempted six dribbles..
In 44 Championship appearances so far this season for the Nottingham-based outfit, the former Sheffield Wednesday star has scored 14 goals and created 62 chances, while having a pass accuracy of 60% and a shot accuracy of 44%.
Of course, the West Ham and QPR scouts at Ewood Park were not necessarily there to watch Antonio, but as Hodge suggests, Forest will find it tough to keep hold of Antonio in the summer transfer window.
Antonio has the quality to play in the Premier League, and with the Reds unable to feature in the top flight of English football next season, big offers could signal his departure.