Report: Nottingham Forest hold two-day talks with Niki Maenpaa, Brighton remain keen

The Finland international appears to be a main target for Forest this summer.

This summer Nottingham Forest are looking for a new goalkeeper. Current stopper Karl Darlow will finally join up with Newcastle United this summer, leaving Forest with Dorus de Vries as their number one stopper.

Whilst the Dutchman is an adequate number one, another keeper is certainly a must.

Now it is reported they have found their man. Finnish source Yle Urheilu reported last week that international goalkeeper Niki Maenpaa was heading to Nottingham for talk over a potential move to the club.

The report claimed that both Forest and Brighton and Hove Albion held a vested interest in the player, who is very keen on a switch to English football.

Maenpaa is a 30-year-old stopper who has played for Dutch side VVV Venlo since 2012. This season he played 35 games for the club as they narrowly missed out on a play-off spot for promotion to the Dutch Eredivisie.

Since that report little has been mentioned on his future, but now it is reported that Maenpaa remains on the forefront of Forest and Brighton's attentions.

The Argus reported yesterday that Maenpaa held two days of talks with Forest over a potential move earlier this week. Brighton also remain interested in the player, who is available on a free transfer, is also wanted by Dutch sides FC Utrecht and Vitesse Arnhem.

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