Report: Nottingham Forest make late enquiry over Lukasz Skorupski

Nottingham Forest are reported to have made a late enquiry over Empoli bound Lukasz Skorupski

Nottingham Forest made a late enquiry over goalkeeper Lukasz Skorupski in the past 24 hours, report Italian outlet Tuttomercatoweb.

Skorupski is on the verge of a move to Empoli, and had been linked to Forest earlier in the month by the Nottingham Post.

The Polish international plays for Roma but has struggled to establish himself as first choice and is available for a season long loan.

Empoli are close to sealing a switch, but Tuttomercatoweb report their efforts have been held up by Forest, who made a last ditch enquiry over the goalkeeper but have decided to take it no further.

The report published earlier today (Monday 22) states: "In the last few hours there was competition from Nottingham Forest that put the brakes on the Pole's move to coach Marco Giampaolo's club."

It adds that Forest have subsequently pulled out of the race and Skorupski is free to join Empoli.

Why did it not work out?

The report does not make clear why Forest decided to take their enquiry no further, but there are a couple of possibilities. They could have been told Skorupski had his heart set on Serie A and specifically Empoli, or discovered that his wage demands were insurmountable.

Forest are still restricted to paying just £10,000 per week in wages under the terms of their transfer embargo.

Skorupski could have been a smart addition for the side on loan as they seek a replacement for Karl Darlow, but for one reason or another despite their apparent intentions, it will not be Skorupski.

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