Nottingham Forest manager Dougie Freedman is restricted in terms of the sort of players he can look to bring to the club over the summer.
The Scot has to work hard to attract the right sort of fresh faces who can make a difference to the key areas of his squad, while falling within the rules of the restrictions, which have been placed over Forest by the transfer embargo they are currently under.
That hasn’t stopped the rumours from flying around, linking some very good players with signing on the dotted line at the City Ground.
Here are five of the best players the club have been linked with in the recent past.
Sergi Enrich (Numancia)
The Huddersfield Examiner has mentioned Nottingham Forest as an interested party in the forward who is currently plying his trade in Spanish football’s second division. The paper claims that he’s the subject of interest from three Championship sides, not including Forest.
Jamie Ward (Derby County; Free agent)
The Daily Mail claims Forest are closing in on a deal for the former Derby County player. His past isn’t something, which will impress Forest fans but he’s definitely the sort of player who can help to take the club forward.
Matt Mills (Bolton Wanderers)
Getwestlondon.co.uk mentioned Forest in a report looking at Fulham’s interest in defender Matt Mills. He’d be a very experienced option coming into Freedman’s defence with previous spells in the Championship.
Kyle Dempsey (Carlisle United)
The Nottingham Post is among the sources to have linked Forest with the 19-year-old, stating that Freedman is looking at options in the lower leagues as he tries to discover a player capable of performing in the top flight of the Football League.
Richard O’Donnell (Walsall)
The Nottingham Post states that the goalkeeper was rated as one of the best in his position for League One last season. He’s been in good form and has momentum, which he’ll want to carry forward and is also someone who would add experience to the club.