The paper suggests that Brentford are also an interested party and Dougie Freedman will have to work his socks off to find a replacement should the player decide to move on.
He had a frustrating season last year, making just 14 appearances as he fell down the pecking order.
Should he take a move away from the club, it will leave a couple of questions in the mind of the manager which he needs to address quickly.
What are Forest’s attacking options?
They’re currently good and the club could cope though a back-up forward would be needed.
Britt Assombalonga and Dexter Blackstock are the experienced options, with talented youngster Tyler Walker having signed a long term deal.
Walker in particular will be looking to make a big impression next season, as will Assombalonga who has been missing for an extended period with a knee problem.
Should Freedman fight to keep the 23-year-old?
The transfer restrictions Forest are working under make it difficult for the club to easily go after deals if any player decides to leave.
However, it’s pointless for the Scot to keep an unhappy or unmotivated player at the club, if his head has been turned by a potential exit.
Forest will move on and this possible exit won’t leave as heavy a blow compared with some other players leaving.