The Trotters are in advanced talks with the Real Madrid defender.
The report claims that Neil Lennon has watched the 22-year-old Spanish Under-21 international playing for Real Madrid’s Castilla team and that a deal seems to be on the verge of completion.
Forest were linked with a move for Derik in May by The Daily Mail. Watford, Southampton and Wolves were also said to be keen.
They recently signed Matt Mills on a free transfer from Bolton, linking up with his former boss Dougie Freedman with The Reds. Now it seems his replacement at The Macron Stadium will be a fellow Forest target.
Bolton will seemingly be getting the talent on a free transfer. He is out of contract after his contract expired at the beginning of the month and would be a bargain buy for Bolton.
Following in footsteps?
Bolton have a good track record when it comes to bringing in players from Real Madrid. Ivan Campo is still a cult legend around the club whilst they also brought in Fernando Hierro for a season back in 2004-05.
Bolton fans will hope Derik becomes another name they remember for the right reasons after such a switch.