Nottingham Forest boss Dougie Freedman categorically rules out move for Newcastle United striker Emmanuel Riviere

The French striker has been rumoured as a potential signing for Nottingham Forest.

Nottingham Forest did not start their new season with a bang, as they were defeated 1-0 by Brighton and Hove Albion at the Amex 1-0 on Friday night.

The club were seriously lacking a killer instinct and are in need of a new striker before the end of the transfer window.

Obviously that is difficult with the transfer embargo currently in place, but it would appear they are closing in on the signature of Lille striker Michael Frey.

However, one player they will not be signing is Newcastle United’s French striker Emmanuel Riviere.

The 25-year-old joined the Toon last summer from AS Monaco for a fee reported by The Daily Mail to be in the region of £6 million.

However his move has not proved to be a success.

Riviere has scored just three goals for the club in 28 appearances and with the signing of Aleksandar Mitrovic his first-team opportunities have not improved over the summer.

When asked by BBC Nottingham if he had any interest in the player, he categorically ruled out any interest in the player:

"No. there is no truth in that at all."

Forest currently only have Tyler Walker and Dexter Blackstock currently available with Britt Assombalonga and Matty Fryatt on the sidelines.

But Riviere will not be joining them.

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